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Astronomy Cast

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 32

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 390: Occam’s Razor and the Problem with Probabilities

November 9th, 2015

Episode 424 of 464 episodes

I’m not saying it’s aliens, but it’s aliens. Actually, it’s almost certainly not aliens, or a wormhole, or a multiverse. When scientists discover something unusual, they make guesses about what’s happening. But Occam’s Razor encourages us to consider the probabilities of different events before making any concrete predictions.

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