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Simple, simplest, simplistic: where community trust study went wrong

David Chaplin
Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Albert Einstein suggested there are limits to simplicity. (Image: Getty)
David Chaplin
Wed, 21 Jul 2021
Everything, according to a quote attributed to Albert Einstein, “should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler”.Whether Einstein used those exact words is, like everything, a matter of debate but Quoteinvestigator.com nails down the epigram’s origin to a 1933 Oxford University lecture where the still-most-famous scientist stated:“It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate...

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