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.


Mythbusting superfoods

October 8th, 2016

Episode 157 of 197 episodes

With little or no research backing up the 'super' claims of the food industry, Dr Emma Beckett tells us why they could be doing more harm than good.

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