Question

What do Occam’s razor, Chekov’s gun and Schrodinger’s cat all have in common?

Really not all that much. Except that they are all enterprising ways to organize the world around us.

A philosophical principle, a dramatic event, a confounding scientific paradox: what do you see when you look out your window?

The fact is that the world is a very strange place. Why should fortune favours the bold be taken with a grain of salt? What do eggs have to do with tennis? Why did water nearly boil at 0 degrees centigrade? And why is an obscure, 18th-century Swedish botanist the type-specimen for our species? What even is a type-specimen?!

As Mark Twain said: The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.

Which, frankly, seems like a good place to start.

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