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.


Tales from the Isles of Desolation

November 29th, 2014

Episode 59 of 158 episodes

The Kerguelen Archipelago is a complex of rugged islands some 3,000 kilometres southwest of Fremantle.