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.


One long summer day on the Dalton Highway in Alaska

November 15th, 2014

Episode 57 of 159 episodes

Sydney writer Robin Robertson did a 15 hour marathon drive along Alaska's Dalton Highway, following the Trans-Alaska pipeline.

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