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Newton's flaming laser sword

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  • proper noun A philosophical razor which states that what cannot be settled by experiment is not worth debating.

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Named after Isaac Newton. Coined by Australian mathematician Mike Alder in a 2004 article of the same title, to be hyperbolically "much sharper and more dangerous than Occam's Razor".

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