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The great disrupter: how William of Occam overturned medieval thought

28 August 2021

9:00 AM

28 August 2021

9:00 AM

Life is Simple: How Occam’s Razor Sets Science Free and Shapes the Universe Johnjoe McFadden

Basic Books, pp.384, 25

Astonishing where an idea can lead you. You start with something that 800 years hence will sound like it’s being taught at kindergarten: fathers are fathers, not because they are filled with some ‘essence of fatherhood’, but because they have children.

Fast-forward a few years, and the Pope is trying to have you killed.

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