Continuing the discussion from Would God's Guidance Be DNA-Detectable?:
I agree that Occam’s razor a very important heuristic, perhaps even with normative force, in scientific modeling. I agree with this, and we formalize this mathematically many ways, and rely up on it reasoning too.
However, I assert that Occam’s razor is almost guaranteed to misguide us in understanding reality itself. This seems to be clear from even an atheist scientist point of view. It is not an appeal to God or the supernatural, but an insistence that Occam’s razor is merely a useful convenience for modeling. Without a heretofore unarticulated limiting principle, it leads to epistemological absurdity.
Occam’s razor (also Ockham’s razor or Ocham’s razor ; Latin: lex parsimoniae " law of parsimony ") is the problem-solving principle that the simplest solution tends to be the right one. When presented with competing hypotheses to solve a problem, one should select the solution with the fewest assumptions
Who agrees and disagrees?