Cornell University, Fox News and Occam’s Razor

Bill O’Reilly of Fox News noticed that according to a recent Cornell Sun newspaper report, 96 percent of the more than $600,000 in political donations from Cornell University faculty went to Democratic candidates. Only 15 of 323 donors gave money to “conservative” politicians.

So he sent in Jesse Watters to investigate. They are now insinuating that the “liberal professors” brainwash the students. Of course, that could be a fact.

But according to the principles of Occam’s Razor:

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate.

Boiled down to what it’s used for today:

When you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.

Might it be that smart people are more likely to vote Democrat? We know that scientists are, and non-religious people, and young people, and well-traveled people.

Now, how do we get them to vote?


If a Tree Falls on the Sidewalk…

Fallen Tree

So we’re walking down the sidewalk on our morning walk and we notice a tree that broke off in the bushes overnight, now hanging over the sidewalk. That got me to wonder:

If a tree falls across the sidewalk and Fox News isn’t there to report on it, is it still Obama’s fault?