"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." --Charles Darwin, 1871
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
"The Stupidest Possible Scenario That Can Be Reconciled with the Available Facts"
"Last night ran very late at TPM thanks to the Melania/plagiarism debacle. As I was walking to my apartment well past midnight I started considering the implications of Trump's Razor and I shuddered and recoiled at what it told me. To phrase the principle in Occam's terms, it tells us 'the stupidest scenario is always to be preferred'. And what was the stupidest possible scenario? Right: Melania wrote the speech herself.
"As I said, I couldn't believe what my theory was telling me."