Simple Is goodThere is a principle in reasoning referred to as Ockham's Razor (from William of Ockham). It is a principle of succinctness used in logic and problem-solving. The razor principle states that one should use the simplest theories until the evidence requires that simplicity be traded for complex theories having greater explanatory power. As a mature Christian, I applied Ockham's Razor to Genesis and decided to take Genesis to mean what the words express, that God created everything in short order and culminated his creative acts with the making of the first man. As a scientific investigator, I used this understanding of Genesis as an anchor to generate a scientific model. Through my investigations, I never encountered reasons to abandon the simplicity of the straightforward, non-interpretive understanding of the words of Genesis.