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.


Pondering the prospects of driverless cars

July 2nd, 2016

Episode 143 of 197 episodes

What does the future hold for autonomous automobiles? Engineer Frank Szanta talks about how they could change our lives, and looks at some of the policy implications.

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