A phenomenon is a set of spatiotemporal objects of which the behaviour can be sensed, rather than known by thought or intuition. By extension it may be a pattern in the behaviour of spatiotemporal objects, such as the phenomenon that energy is conserved, or that electricity passing through a wire can generate a magnetic field.
The Occam Method is all about finding the simplest explanation for phenomena. That requires that phenomena are described in a paradigm-neutral way. In other words, we describe what is observed, rather than the conclusions which mainstream science infers from the observations. For example, rather than saying that the universe is expanding, we say that light from distant galaxies is redshifted more or less in proportion to the decrease in intensity of light from the stars of known magnitude - the standard candles - that they contain. The observation that the universe is expanding is not paradigm-neutral, if only because the QO paradigm attaches a different meaning, a different mechanism and different measurements to this concept than mainstream science.
For each phenomenon or set of phenomena, we use the Occam Method to find the lowest scoring explanation.
Each domain has its own landing page which lists and provides access to the phenomena lemmas within that domain. They are as follows:
- Introducing QO: here the core phenomena with which QO is concerned are itemized. They include time, natural law and quantum mechanics
- Mathematics phenomena
- Physics phenomena
- Cosmology phenomena
- Biology phenomena, including, of course, life
- Philosophy phenomena, including the disagreements between philosophers
- Religious phenomena, including the existence of evil