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.


Archaeology: Turning monarchs into super-heroes

February 15th, 2014

Episode 18 of 197 episodes

During the last six years, archaeological discoveries have turned two maligned monarchs into modern-day super-heroes.

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