- Jan 27, 2011
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Someone mentioned Occam's Razor the other day so here is the definition of that.
Occam's razor (also written as Ockham's razor, Latin lex parsimoniae) is the law of parsimony, economy, or succinctness. It is a principle stating that among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected.
Using that theory, I believe it was one of DR's friends that he was supposed to meet that morning, that said he thought he was hitching and someone took him away. Actually there were two of friends who said that.
Maybe we should be looking at the simple and not creating a string of what if's. Especially since we have hardly any facts about DR's disappearance, but lots of assumptions. jmo
Except then we're left with a complex series of gyrations to explain why Dylan didn't power on or use his cell or the landline, and wasn't seen by anyone, why Dad didn't place calls to Dylan or his friends, didn't look for him til several hours after he returned, didn't call 911, etc. Thus Dylan hitching is not the least complex, most logical hypothesis, IMO.
Posting Dylan's friends comments, again:
linkRN, 13, a friend of Dylan’s said in a phone interview Saturday that Dylan was originally going to Bayfield to visit his friends Sunday night but then changed that to meet them at 6:30 a.m. Monday.
R said he and his friends expected Dylan’s father to drive him into town from Vallecito, but Dylan never arrived.
Mark Redwine showed up later asking where Dylan was but the three friends didn’t know.
R said he texted and called Dylan’s phone all day but didn’t get replies.
R and friends FS and WH were part of a group of residents Saturday going door-to-door in Bayfield on County Road 502, handing out fliers with information about Dylan.
“We asked (residents) about any sheds or barns where he could take shelter,” F said.
The boys said Dylan wasn’t shy about hitching rides.
“Honestly, I think he was walking into Bayfield and got taken away,” he said.
“I don’t think he’s one to run away,” he said.
It looks like Dylan's friends thought Mark w/b driving Dylan, couldn't reach him, then Dylan's dad shows up not knowing where Dylan is, so his friends try to come up with a plausible theory which doesn't involve running away in which dad doesn't know where Dylan is.