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.


Public perception and energy policy

September 19th, 2015

Episode 102 of 197 episodes

We always encounter gaps in our knowledge—especially so with climate change. Ketan Joshi explains how to get around the gaps.

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