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 software entrepreneur from 1962

October 10th, 2015

Episode 105 of 180 episodes

One of the world's first software entrepreneurs "Steve" Shirley is a 81-year-old Dame of the British Empire.

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