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         This site represents our good will to share our work with other people. If cooks can exchange their recipes, then petrophysicists can do the same with their tools. 

         The more we give, the more we get.

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Occam's razor

William of Occam (Ockham) is one of the most important scholasticist. He was born probably in Surrey (England) about 1290; he died about 1350, but all this is very uncertain. He lived in Oxford and then in Paris. He was involved in the quarrel of the Franciscan order with Pope John XXII. Therefore he was excummunicated. He escaped from Avignon to Munich under the protection of the Emperor Louis, and there he wrote the political treatises of considerable importance.

        Occam´s political treatises were written in the style of philosophic disputations, with pros and cons for various theses.

As a matter of fact, for us, geoscientists, Occam is well known as the creator of a most useful logical analysis principle, that is the best known scientific maxim – Occam´s razor:

 -   Entities are not to be multiplied without necessity.

Or in other interpretation:

 -         When presumptions begin to multiply, choose the simplest one.

 Although Occam did not say this, he said something that has almost the same meaning:

 -         It is vain to do with more that can be done with less!

        Conception of our web site is based on Occam´s exceptional logical analysis principle and the fact that the best ideas and solutions are simple, sometimes – trivial!

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