Ockham's Razor - Program podcast

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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.


Frankenstein and the magic of science

January 10th, 2015

Episode 65 of 197 episodes

Suzanne Burdon wrote a biographical novel about the author of 'Frankenstein', Mary Shelley.

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