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.


Mendel, Merinos and the KGB

December 12th, 2015

Episode 114 of 197 episodes

Moravian monk and scientist Gregor Mendel was a leading contributor to our understanding of life on earth.

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