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An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor.

The Scientific Odyssey Dr. Chad Davies

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 90 Ratings

An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor.

    The Odyssey Unscripted-The Muon g-2 Experiment Results

    The Odyssey Unscripted-The Muon g-2 Experiment Results

    In this unscripted episode, we take a look at the announced results from the Muon g-2 experiment recently performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.  We examine what it means for the Standard Model of Particle Physics along with the importance of doing science with the goal of falsifying presently accepted models and theories rather than seeking confirmation.

    • 50 min
    Science, Pseudoscience, and Snake Oil

    Science, Pseudoscience, and Snake Oil

    A look at pseudosciences and their characteristics through the lenses of critical thinking and inquiry.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Boundaries of Empire

    Boundaries of Empire

    In this episode, we begin our exploration of the Chinese cartographic tradition.

    • 48 min
    Solstice 2020: A Winter's Journey

    Solstice 2020: A Winter's Journey

    In this special solstice episode fo the podcast, we embark on a winter journey through the writings of John Muir and David Henry Thoreau among others.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Itineraries

    Itineraries

    In this episode, we conclude our examination of cartography in the Roman Empire by looking at the development of itineraries and travel maps from the period of the late Antonines to the Byzantine Empire.

    • 49 min
    Silverado Squatters-Part 1

    Silverado Squatters-Part 1

    For many of the crew of the Scientific Odyssey, the next couple of weeks promises to be stressful with the coming US Presidential elections, a rising number of CoVID-19 cases, and many difficult decisions related to school, work, and family.

    To help give folks a respite from the stormy seas ahead, we offer this episode of the podcast as a safe harbor to take refuge in when it all seems to be a bit overwhelming and it's time to furl the sails, if only for a little while.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Dgerard2000 ,

Review

One of my top 5 podcasts. I’ve listened to every episode so far. I also appreciate the musical interludes. Excellent musicians.
Only complaint is the mispronunciation of some of the names of giants of science and philosophy. I wouldn’t care (I’m 71), but younger listeners might get stuck with mispronouncing these names. One especially egregious example was the pronunciation of Kurt Goedel. His last name is a homophone of a woman’s girdle.
In German, the first e is removed and the o has 2 dots above and pronounced “er”. Anyone who has had a course on the “Incompleteness Theorem” should know this.
Sorry to be picky, I’ve really enjoyed and been informed by your podcast.

ChemE Matt ,

Review

This podcast is outstanding from the breath of content to how it’s organized and conveyed. I was looking for a science podcast in the style of the History of Rome and this is exactly that.

Poppy Corn ,

Wonderful for home schoolers!

My daughter and I love this pod cast and truely appriciate how Dr Davies brings science and history to life... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

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