Ockham's Razor - Program podcast

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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.


Hippocrates' complaint and the notion of long-term scientific inquiry

August 16th, 2014

Episode 44 of 159 episodes

Professor Richard Yeo discusses long-term scientific research and the way it emerged.

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