Six Months of Sundays
This is a list of Ockham's Razor talks I have given over the years. The more recent talks are on the ABC's Web site, but all the old ones that I could find are listed here, and the older ones are stored on this site. In all, I think I have done three dozen of them, which goes some way to explaining the heading, which was written some years back, when the count was less. It is an enjoyable little format, so there will be another one some time soon.
A question of collaboration, November 27, 2011
An Australian Christmas, 1993
Can you trust statistics?, 1991 (double)
Charles Wilkes and the US Exploring Expedition, 1989
Climbing Mount Exmouth, October 29, 2006
Compulsive froggers, 1996
Devonian billabong, about 1995 (double)
Edward Davy's telegraph, about 1991 (double)
Entrepreneurs for good, February 27, 2005
Eucalyptus oil, August 1997
Fraudo the frog, about 1985
Girls, mathematics and science, about 1990
Is the book as we know it dead?, February 3, 2008.
Jenner and smallpox, November 1997
Keeping savages in a cage, about 1995
Lawn and our love of it June 6, 2010
Looking for Gaia, about 1991
Science and Technology in 1859 July 16, 2008
Scientific inference July 16, 2000
Seven types of science, (double), in a revised version, originally broadcast about 1993.
Significant figures, about 1990
Space and us, January 4, 2004
The History of Sugar September 29, 2002
The Internet and Education May 6, 2001
The second microbial revolution April 2, 2000
Trams, about 1989
Why is the sky blue?, about 1988
Where did Darwin get its name?, about 1988
Why do seagulls follow boats?, about 1989
There are at least two missing at the moment: "asking the right questions", and "a computer in every classroom". These will be added when I can find them.
I also talk very occasionally on the ABC Science Show on ABC Radio National. Here are two past pieces:
You can also hear me
talking to Phillip Adams on Late Night Live about , and you can also find me on Youtube, talking about Lawn: A Social History the truths that underlie the stories of the explorers, then How to make a pooter, and the tricks of the trade for catching small animals.
When I am not doing stuff like this, I am either
writing or else I may be working on ideas for projects or designing simple experiments to play with at home.
Since I started this site, it has drawn