Ockham's Razor - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Science & Medicine

William of Ockham was an English monk, philosopher, theologian, who provided the scientific method with its key principle 700 years ago. 'What can be done with fewer assumptions is done in vain with more,' he said. That is, in explaining any phenomenon, we should use no more explanatory concepts than are absolutely necessary. Simplicity should never be despised. Thoughtful people have their say, without interruption, on important science-related topics.


A 'black box' for automobiles

June 20th, 2015

Episode 89 of 197 episodes

Real-time monitoring of every Australian motor vehicle would save lives, and billions of dollars. So why aren't we doing it?

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