Parsimony, likelihood, and the principle of the common cause

Philosophy of Science 54 (3):465-469 (1987)
The likelihood justification of cladistic parsimony suggested in Sober (1984) is here shown to be incomplete. Even so, cladistic parsimony remains a counter-example to the principle of the common cause formulated by Reichenbach (1956) and Salmon (1975, 1979, 1984)
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