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.



August 6th, 2016

Episode 148 of 158 episodes

Breasts are a distinguishing characteristic of female homo sapiens, but how did they come to be? And why are men so besotted with them? Geoff Hudson is curious.