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Hickam’s Dictum

Patients can have as many diseases as they damn well please

… as opposed to

Occam’s Razor (Isaac Newton’s version)

We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. Therefore, to the same natural effects we must, as far as possible, assign the same causes

Occam’s Razor (layman’s version)

The simplest explanation is usually the correct one