View Single Post
Old August 12 2012, 08:05 PM   #77
Sci's Avatar
Location: "We hold these truths to be self-evident..."
Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin

R. Star wrote: View Post
I love how Occam's Razor so often gets touted out as "proof" of a concept.
I didn't present it as "proof" of anything. Occam's Razor is perfectly valid here; it is the principle that urges us to choose from among competing hypotheses that which requires the least number of additional assumptions. It's a lot simpler to presume that the Federation President is a president than that the Federation President is actually a prime minister who is called a president.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946
Sci is offline   Reply With Quote