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William of Occam, a 13th-century monk, 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. Johnjoe McFadden follows the razor in the hands of the giants of science from Copernicus, to Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Rubin and Higgs to find out why it works so well. He tells this remarkable story and its application to probability theory and the nature of the universe itself.


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Life is Simple: How Occam's Razor Set Science Free And Unlocked the Universe


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Town Hall, Pillar Room

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