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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

May 8, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the development and use of basic navigational tools and how they lead to map knowledge in ancient cultures.


Mar 25, 2019

Wherein we look at mapping as a human activity and begin our exploration of the evidence of the earliest maps known.


Mar 14, 2019

In this episode we interview Dr. Todd Timberlake about the book he co-authored with Dr. Paul Wallace: Finding Our Place in the Solar System, A Scientific View of the Copernican Revolution (Available March 28th, 2019 from Cambridge University Press).

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Feb 24, 2019

Wherein we prepare to once again slip our lines in search of new knowledge.  We discuss the effects of modern technologies and what is gained and lost in their use.


Jan 21, 2019

In the years between 1840 and 1866, a debate took place between William Whewell and the philosopher and politician John Stuart Mill over the nature of scientific inquiry and moral philosophy at a time of great social change in Britain.