May 2nd, 2003

Reflection & Refraction

Hearty and admiring congratulations both to kayeyem, the first to come up with a generally stated solution to the double shadow mystery, and cpmcdill, who nailed it exactly. Thanks to all who participated. Your comments are always welcomed.


The professor set to work with a pen and a ruler. He handed me the sketch.
“Well, that’s simple enough,” I said. “I suppose I was expecting something a lot more complicated.”
“Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate.”
“Say again?”
“One should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.”
“Occam’s Razor.”
“You are correct once again, lad. I’m impressed.”

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