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Old August 12 2012, 08:58 PM   #80
MacLeod
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Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin

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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.
You are making one assumption that the President is directly elected.

The other competiting hypothesis that the Federation President is elcted from the Federation council also requires one assumption. That they are elected from the council.
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