Update: now available as an ‘on demand’ show
This show was amazing, Mr Brown is a very clever man.
“Nietzsche made the point well that we equate truth with what we merely want to believe.
Science moves forward by changing its views based on observation. A learning machine, it wants to be shown to be wrong, so that it can dispassionately correct itself and advance. It looks for what’s reliable, what holds up, searches for the bit that makes something work and shakes off unhelpful clutter.”