SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
I've come across a lot of analyses to question temperature readings (near-surface land), but this one is the most unique... lead from Climate Science.
As English philosopher and Franciscan monk William of Ockham (ca. 1285-1349) said:
"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate" or "plurality should not be posited without necessity."Can it be that simply changing the paint on weather station shelters from a high infra-red reflective to a low infra-red reflective type accounts for measured temperature increases?
Occam's razor is also called the principle of parsimony. These days it is usually interpreted to mean something like "the simpler the explanation, the better" or "don't multiply hypotheses unnecessarily." In any case, Occam's razor is a principle which is frequently used outside of ontology, e.g., by philosophers of science in an effort to establish criteria for choosing from among theories with equal explanatory power. When giving explanatory reasons for something, don't posit more than is necessary.
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate.