Life is simple

Life is simple

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 7th Oct 2021

 Free

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How did a thirteenth century friar’s search for simplicity lead to the emergence of the modern world?

Join biologist and writer Johnjoe McFadden as he tells the story of the heretical friar William of Occam, who first articulated the principle that the best answer to any problem is the simplest. This theory, known as Occam’s razor, cut through the thickets of medieval metaphysics to clear a path for modern science.

By highlighting the very human passion, curiosity, mistakes and struggles of those who were inspired by Occam’s razor to create the modern world, Johnjoe will give new insight into what science is really about and propose that simplicity lies at its core. More speculatively, he will describe how Occam’s razor may even help to account for how our universe came to be the way it is.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 7th Oct 2021

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2021-10-07 2021-10-07 Europe/London Life is simple Join Johnjoe McFadden as he tells the story of William of Occam (of Occam’s razor fame) https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/07/life-is-simple-276921 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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