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 politician confronts AIDS

November 22nd, 2014

Episode 58 of 197 episodes

The British Minister of Health from 1981 to 1987 became a passionate advocate for people with HIV/AIDS and fought many political battles for the cause

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