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Unformatted text preview: 1 The claims in the article “Aliens Built the Pyramids” are almost as absurd as their origin. As Kenneth Feder stated in his piece regarding Epistemology, there is a code known as Occam’s rule in which “entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity.” The author brings forth evidence that requires a laundry list of assumptions and harbors misconceptions. The lack of comprehensive data and untestable hypotheses make the case for aliens producing the pyramids nothing more than a farce. The idea of aliens coming from outer space to Earth to create some of the most magnificent works of architecture and beauty that our planet has to offer are, to say the least, a longshot. But, according to the universal law, with correct scientific epistemology, anything and everything can and must be considered. The problem with the case of the aliens building the pyramids lies in the author’s complete disregard for Occam’s rule – the explanation or hypothesis that explains a series of observations with the fewest other assumptions or leaps is the...
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- Spring '08
- Archaeology, Outer space, Occam, pyramids