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.


On losing one's sense of smell by Oliver Mayo

February 22nd, 2014

Episode 19 of 197 episodes

Oliver Mayo lost his sense of smell in 2007 - something that continues to grieve him.

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