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Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.

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Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.

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28 Ratings
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Short and to the point.

By Sean_Wong - Aug 07 2018
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Just like the name sake.

Totally Depressing

By PJH52 - Jun 11 2014
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I have listened to this podcast for at least 3 years. More and more, it features talks that are related to climate change, sometimes directly and sometimes not. While I am totally convinced that man has a definite part in what is happening to our climate, his gloom and doom finally got to me. This podcast was deleted from my feed and I will no longer be listening to it.

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
3
5
2
1

Short and to the point.

By Sean_Wong - Aug 07 2018
Read more
Just like the name sake.

Totally Depressing

By PJH52 - Jun 11 2014
Read more
I have listened to this podcast for at least 3 years. More and more, it features talks that are related to climate change, sometimes directly and sometimes not. While I am totally convinced that man has a definite part in what is happening to our climate, his gloom and doom finally got to me. This podcast was deleted from my feed and I will no longer be listening to it.
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Ockham’s Razor

Latest release on May 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Moving beyond 'us' and 'them'

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Why does talk of climate change always seem to end up with 'us' and 'them'?

Apr 04 2020

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Rank #2: Einstein's physics for kids

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Can kids understand relativity and quantum physics?

Dec 07 2019

11mins

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Rank #3: Can a river sing?

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If the (once) mighty Murray could sing, how would it sound?

Apr 11 2020

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Rank #4: Nudity, easels and the science of embodiment

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Zoe Kean has always suspected that taking part in life drawing classes changes us - and now she's found a scientist who shares her curiosity and has begun to study the effect.

Nov 02 2019

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Rank #5: Life after Earth ... for capitalists

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It might be the ultimate dream for preppers and Trekkies: life in a Dyson sphere. Astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker takes us to a possible distant future via the physics of continuous economic growth.

Oct 26 2019

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Rank #6: Today no one got eaten.

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Geophysicists might expect to face earthquakes or volcanoes in their work. But Kate Selway has to factor hungry Polar bears into her research.

Aug 31 2019

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Rank #7: People, animals and pandemics

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The Spanish Flu devastated the world a century before COVID-19.

Mar 21 2020

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Rank #8: Is eating meat bad for you?

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What makes food 'good' goes well beyond science and health.

Feb 08 2020

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Rank #9: The case of L Ron Hubbard V Science

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It's one thing to big note yourself. But the founder of the Church of Scientology is guilty of scientific fraud, explains author and investigative journalist Steve Cannane.

Sep 07 2019

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Rank #10: When anaesthetists can't sleep ...

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What do you call an insomniac anaesthetist? Michael Toon.

Jun 08 2019

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Rank #11: Where do ideas come from?

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Archimedes had the original Eureka moment in the bath. Mathematician Geordie Williamson had a geometry-shattering insight in the shower. Where do our ideas come from?

Aug 24 2019

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Rank #12: The downside of good science communication

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Collaborating with an artist to bring Tassie wildlife science to a broader audience has created a dilemma for saltmarsh researcher Vishnu Prahalad.

Oct 19 2019

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Rank #13: Forensic archaeology

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Nuclear technolgy is revealing the historical travels of ancient ochres.

Mar 14 2020

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Rank #14: New stemsation: do stem cells live up to the hype?

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It all starts with tubes of warm, thick, gooey fat delivered fresh to the lab.

Oct 05 2019

9mins

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Rank #15: The greatest time machine ever invented

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How to study the ancient rocks of Antarctica without leaving South Australia.

Feb 01 2020

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Rank #16: What's in a name?

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What have the Wallace Line, Confucius and plane crashes got in common? Taxonomy, as it happens.

May 18 2019

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Rank #17: The other microbiome ...

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Move over gut: it's time to meet the vaginal microbiome.

Sep 21 2019

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Rank #18: The future is fungus

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Fungi are behind everything from blue cheese and truffles to zombi-making head spikes. And that's just the ones we know about it.

Jun 15 2019

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Rank #19: Jobs in the age of intelligent machines

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The robots are coming, but - phew! - they're only stealing some of our jobs.

Jun 29 2019

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Rank #20: Reimagining the thylacine

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Can we bring back mammals from extinction? It will take more than just technology, says evolutionary geneticist Andrew Pask.

Jun 01 2019

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