The simplest explanation is usually correct

Occam’s Razor states that, “Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.”

In plain-speak, the simplest solution is correct.

Another good explanation of Occam’s razor comes from the writer, William J. Hall: “Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof.”

We all have a tendency to look for more that what is there.

Instead of giving credence to conspiracy theories and convoluted explanations, look to the simplest answer, the most obvious motive.

The simplest explanation is usually correct