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.


The hunt for Ned Kelly's head

August 22nd, 2015

Episode 98 of 197 episodes

Ned Kelly was to lose his head three times, but it was the first time which was to have the greatest effect on him.

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