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Parsimony Staddon claims that the "sole purpose of science is to frame parsimonious laws and not to 'explain mental phenomena' with mentalistic ingredients" (p.
2010) observed that the application of statistical parsimony network analysis identified a strong association between breaks in network connectivity and species level separation.
character polarity), and (3) using parsimony as a criterion for judging between alternative trees.
Parsimony analyses of each gene region independently gave less resolved trees than the combined analyses.
Mr Brown has been more akin to a Roman emperor than aman of parsimony.
The Admiral closed by stating that "3 P's" drive his thought process: pragmatism, parsimony, and perseverance.
Topics include Rumbaugh's studies in comparative psychology, the role of apes in intelligent science and conservation, studies at the Great Ape Research Institute, the Darwinian aspect of the continuity of cognition across species, apes' contributions of personality to the study of behavior and cognition, species of parsimony in comparative studies of cognition, the concept of emergence, needs for new methods of assessment, the transfer index, list-making and mathematical monkeys with route-planning skills, prospective control, animal language from the past to the future, comparative psychology and language, the neurophysiological perspective, the emergence of language and toolmaking, and a case study of learning to make tools.
Vas it Dr Saumarez Smith's criticism of government parsimony that brought about his downfall, or could it, one newspaper speculated, have been his taste for corduroy suits and kipper ties, which apparently annoyed at least one trustee?
Parsimony tipped the balance towards Sandown and Llewellyn explained: "We looked at taking him to Ireland but in the end the travelling told us not to go.
A: Thinking in terms of probability or parsimony does not come naturally to any of us.
Then, in all places and among all people, the ardent article was freely used, and no one seemed conscious of any thing amiss in the practice, and to have failed to have had an ample supply of the popular beverage at gatherings of all kinds, and especially at associations, would have been considered an indication of parsimony or neglect" (90-91).
Morgan's only concern was that the interpretation be constrained by some principles of parsimony.
The medieval philosopher William of Ockbam codified and popularized the doctrine of parsimony that states, in its most basic form, that the simplest explanation that fits the observed phenomena is the best.
Phylogenetic analyses were performed by the distance and parsimony method.