This blog, Occam’s Razor, first went online in December 2002, which makes it ancient in the world of blogging. I am its author. My name is Mark. While I do have a last name because it makes my public life easier, I generally choose to remain anonymous.
I am occasionally asked, “What does your blog have to do with Occam’s Razor?” The answer is: not too much. I generally subscribe to the principle of Occam’s Razor. I tend not to believe in convoluted explanations such as conspiracy theories, and think that when the answer is unknown, an explanation that is simpler and more prosaic is where I would place my money. On the other hand many issues affecting us today that appear simple are actually quite complex. I enjoy disassembling seemingly simple issues and showing the complexity beneath them.
For me, this blog is my sandbox made available free of charge to anyone. It attempts to offer a combination of unique insight and quality writing. I was bitten by the writing bug at an early age. I may have a tendency to think and read too much. I also use this blog as a form of therapy. It has a heavily political flavor, but is not a political blog. My postings frequently go into other areas including sociology, religion, psychology, technology, the arts as well as general ramblings on life.
Each entry attempts to be a coherent essay on a single topic. In short, the blog aspires have a consistent level of high quality writing and perspective. It is not just random words and thoughts. I am anal enough to edit each entry three times before posting, as well as remove as many grammatical and spelling mistakes as possible. I’m not a great editor, however, so you will notice occasional mistakes.
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