Occam’s Razor.

William of Ockham 1288-1348

William of Ockham 1288-1348

Elegant.  From Wikipedia:

Occam’s Razor or Ockham’s Razor is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in logic and problem-solving. It states that among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected.

In other words, the simplest explanation is usually the correct explanation.

I’m using the principle of Occam’s Razor in a new book.  Simple is harder than one might think.  I have to figure out how to kill a guy… and get away with it.  (Remember, imaginary…)