Ockham's Razor - Program podcast

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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.


Sir John Eccles received a Nobel Prize 50 years ago

December 21st, 2013

Episode 10 of 159 episodes

50 years ago Sir John Eccles received the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.

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