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.


Oliver Sacks: profile of a virtuoso

August 27th, 2016

Episode 151 of 159 episodes

Roger Rees pays tribute to the British neurologist Oliver Sacks, ahead of the first anniversary of his death.