Sure, but the fact that the probability distribution is skewed in favor of simpler (i.e. more “beautiful”) explanations by Occam’s Razor is equivalent to saying that there should be such a bias—after all, bias is essentially just a skewing of one’s probability function. Of course this bias shouldn’t be taken to the extreme of assuming that just because one hypothesis is more beautiful than others, it automatically qualifies as the correct explanation. But discrediting such an extreme mindset doesn’t mean that a mild bias in favor of “beauty” is discredited.

Sure, but the fact that the probability distribution is skewed in favor of simpler (i.e. more “beautiful”) explanations by Occam’s Razor is equivalent to saying that there

shouldbe such a bias—after all, bias is essentially just a skewing of one’s probability function. Of course this bias shouldn’t be taken to the extreme of assuming that just because one hypothesis is more beautiful than others, it automatically qualifies as the correct explanation. But discrediting such an extreme mindset doesn’t mean that a mild bias in favor of “beauty” is discredited.