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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Simplicity is the property, condition, or quality of being simple or un-combined. It often denotes beauty, purity or clarity. Simple things are usually easier to explain and understand than complicated ones. Simplicity can mean freedom from hardship, effort or confusion. It may also refer to a simple living lifestyle.

According to Occam's razor, all other things being equal, the simplest theory is the most likely to be true — hence the importance of the concept of simplicity in epistemology. According to Thomas Aquinas, God is infinitely simple.

Simplicity (simplism) is sometimes used as a synonym or euphemism for stupidity. The opposite of simplicity is complexity.

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