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    "misspelled attribution"? Can "attribution" be "misspelled"?

    A word or a name can be misspelled. But attribution?

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    cause many nonscientists to shake their heads in disbelief. Yet
    all of these particles make possible our very existence. For
    those who argue that materialism should be favored over the-
    ism, because materialism is simpler and more intuitive, these
    new concepts present a major challenge. A variation on Ernest
    Rutherford's dictum is famously known as Occam's Razor, a
    misspelled attribution to the fourteenth-century English logi-
    cian and monk William of Ockham. This principle suggests
    that the simplest explanation for any given problem is usu-
    ally best. Today, Occam's Razor appears to have been
    relegated to the Dumpster by the bizarre models of quantum
    physics.

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    Re: "misspelled attribution"? Can "attribution" be "misspelled"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    A word or a name can be misspelled. But attribution?

    Context:

    cause many nonscientists to shake their heads in disbelief. Yet
    all of these particles make possible our very existence. For
    those who argue that materialism should be favored over the-
    ism, because materialism is simpler and more intuitive, these
    new concepts present a major challenge. A variation on Ernest
    Rutherford's dictum is famously known as Occam's Razor, a
    misspelled attribution to the fourteenth-century English logi-
    cian and monk William of Ockham. This principle suggests
    that the simplest explanation for any given problem is usu-
    ally best. Today, Occam's Razor appears to have been
    relegated to the Dumpster by the bizarre models of quantum
    physics.
    The misspelling here is Occam, not attribution. William of Ockham is the person for which Occam's Razor is named. The spelling is different, not unusual for names from the Middle Ages.

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