The Scientific Odyssey
About This Show
An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor and the people who have participated in it.
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Episode 3.49.2: Supplemental-Arthur Stanley Eddington, The Seeker's Journey
Dec 24 17
For A. S. Eddington, the most important thing a think ing person could do, whether they be a scientist or a person of faith, was to follow a path of inquiry that sought to uncover new insights and new truths.
In this episode, we look at how this value influenced Eddington's work in stellar structure and relativity. Additionally, we look at how his other valence values such as internationalism influenced his actions during the Great War.
Rated 5 out of
I discovered this podcast about a month ago. I started listening at the first episode and am working my way through them in order. It is very well done and very well-researched. I love this sort of thing. It is reminiscent of Steven Weinberg's book "To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science" (2015), and of the BBC 3 part Documentary "The Key to the Cosmos - Atom" hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, which is available on YouTube.
My one complaint... the music at the beginning and end of each episode is too loud compared to the rest of the episode. I listen to these with earbuds, and I have to turn down the volume at the beginning and end of each episode so my eardrums aren't blasted away.
Other than that, great work Professor Davies! Keep it up!
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of
It’s hard to describe how much I love this podcast. It’s a brilliantly composed study of the evolution of physics, from both the historical, and conceptual perspectives. For those who love science I cant recommend it enough!
Date published: 2017-09-27