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Ockham's Razor - Program podcast

Ockham's Razor - Program Podcast

William of Ockham was an English monk, philosopher, theologian, who provided the scientific method with its key principle 700 years ago. ...

2011-07-10 What's in a name?

Dr Kevin Thiele is Curator at the Western Australian Herbarium in Perth and talks about the the naming of plants and flowers.

2011-07-03 Early French influences in Australia

Edward Duyker is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Australian Catholic University and Honorary Senior Lecturer ...

2011-06-26 There's more to it than meets the eye: Unconscious perception

Emeritus Professor John Bradshaw from Monash University in Melbourne discusses how we are open to suggestion and gives many examples of how ...

2011-06-19 Why Australian students should be travellers

Dr John Aaskov from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology, researches tropical ...

2011-06-12 Tents, toilets and tipping points

Jo Chandler is a senior writer for The Age in Melbourne. In this talk she tells us about her experiences when she accompanied scientists on ...

2011-06-05 Deliberative democracy

Professor Lyn Carson from the Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the University of Western Sydney talks about using deliberative ...

2011-05-29 The celestial bed

Medical historian Dr Jim Leavesley from Margaret River in WA tells us about the life and strange ideas of Dr James Graham, a medical ...

2011-05-22 Grammar and word plays

Dallin D. Oaks is a Linguistics Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, in the US. In this talk he focuses on the use of grammar in ...

2011-05-15 The science and the art of language fieldwork

Associate Professor Claire Bowern from the Department of Linguistics at Yale University, talks about the research work of linguists and the ...

2011-05-08 Trouble with dentists

Today Professor Emeritus John Bradshaw from Monash University talks about ghosts, miracles, religion and he also takes a light-hearted look ...

2011-05-01 Man's best friend

Social commentator Bettina Arndt has a look at the situation men with erection problems find themselves in when looking for help.

2011-04-24 The spirit of things

Sydney engineer Frank Szanto looks at the influence the 17th century mathematician and philosopher Rene Descartes had on the way we view ...