The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey

by Dr. Chad Davies

October 29, 2019 3:50 pm

An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor. In this episode we examine the development of a more empirically based geography in the Hellenistic period from the voyage of Pytheas to the map of Eratosthenes.

Episodes

Episode 5.7: How Big is Our World? 2 weeks ago 54m
Episode 5.6: Ocean Around a Wine-Darkened Sea 1 month ago 47m
Episode 3.53: The Cassini Dynasty 3 months ago 52m
Episode 5.5: The Centered Universe 5 months ago 46m
Episode 5.4: Emerging From Connections 6 months ago 43m
Episode 5.3: Dead Reckoning 6 months ago 73m
Episode 5.2: Defining Space 8 months ago 61m
Episode 3.52: Interview with Todd Timberlake 8 months ago 113m
Episode 5.1: Uncharted Waters 9 months ago 31m
Episode 4.7: William Whewell-A Victorian Debate 10 months ago 88m
Episode 4.6.1: Supplemental-William Whewell on the General Bearing of the Great Exhibition 11 months ago 74m
Episode 4.6: William Whewell-A Potent Life Forgotten 11 months ago 88m
Episode 4.5: William Whewell-Leaving Home 12 months ago 68m
Episode 4.4: Out of the Doldrums 1 year ago 29m
Episode 4.3: Probability and Pragmatism 1 year ago 45m
Episode 4.2: Hypothetically Speaking 1 year ago 64m
Episode 4.1: The Problem of Induction 1 year ago 51m
Episode 3.51: Epilogue, Finding our Place 1 year ago 31m
Episode 3.50.12: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, War and Peace 1 year ago 76m
Episode 3.50.11: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, Coming to America 1 year ago 52m
Episode 3.50.10: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, Politics and Exile 1 year ago 67m
Episode 3.50.9: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, Entanglement 1 year ago 59m
Episode 3.50.8: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, The Price of Fame 2 years ago 54m
Episode 3.50.7: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, The Best and Worst of Times 2 years ago 85m
Episode 3.50.6: Supplemental-Einstein's Angels 2 years ago 62m
Episode 3.50.5: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, A Most Miraculous Year-Special Relativity 2 years ago 69m
Episode 3.50.4: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, A Most Miraculous Year-Light and Atoms 2 years ago 45m
Episode 3.50.3: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, The Bourgeois Bohemian-Part 2 2 years ago 68m
Episode 3.50.2: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, The Bourgeois Bohemian, Part 1 2 years ago 66m
Episode 3.50.1: Supplemental-Albert Einstein, A Fine Young Swabian 2 years ago 63m
Episode 3.49.3: Supplemental-Eddington and Chandrasekhar 2 years ago 83m
Episode 3.49.2: Supplemental-Arthur Stanley Eddington, The Seeker's Journey 2 years ago 62m
Episode 3.49.1: Supplemental-Arthur Stanley Eddington, Science and Faith 2 years ago 53m
Episode 3.49: The Present Puzzle 2 years ago 50m
Episode 3.48: Matters Dark and Mysterious 2 years ago 70m
Episode 3.47: Very Big Questions About Really Small Things 2 years ago 66m
Episode 3.46: Lurking in the Background 2 years ago 45m
Episode 3.45: The Stuff of Stars 2 years ago 47m
Episode 3.44: The Big Bang Hypothesis 2 years ago 70m
Episode 3.43.4-Supplemental-George Ellery Hale, Triumph and Breakdown 2 years ago 57m
Episode 3.43.3: Supplemental-George Ellery Hale-The Making of a Reputation 2 years ago 53m
Episode 3.43.2: Supplemental-George Ellery Hale, Rise of a Visionary 2 years ago 53m
Episode 3.43.1: Supplemental-Masters of Reflection 2 years ago 62m
Episode 3.43: An Expanding Universe 2 years ago 55m
Episode 3.42: Relativity 2 years ago 62m
Episode 3.41: Edwin Hubble and the Big Leap 2 years ago 47m
Episode 3.40: The Great Debate 2 years ago 64m
Episode 3.39: Harlow Shapley and Finding Our Place in the Galaxy 2 years ago 48m
Episode 3.37.3: Supplemental-The Harvard Calculators, Cecilia Payne and the Stuff of Stars 2 years ago 52m
Episode 3.38: Digression-For All Men, For All Time 2 years ago 53m
Episode 3.37.2: Supplemental-The Harvard Calculators, Part 2 2 years ago 48m
Episode 3.37.1: Supplemental: The Harvard Calculators, Part 1 2 years ago 53m
Episode 3.37: Variable Stars and Leavitt's Law 2 years ago 49m
The Scientific Odyssey Unscripted: Weather Forecasting and the JPSS Program 2 years ago 66m
Episode 3.36: The H-R Diagram 2 years ago 54m
Episode 3.35.1: Supplemental-The Doppler Effect 2 years ago 49m
Episode 3.35: By The Letter 2 years ago 59m
Episode 3.34: The Harvard College Observatory 2 years ago 48m
Episode 3.33: Seeing the Stars Anew 3 years ago 50m
Episode 3.32: Light and Spectra 3 years ago 51m
Episode 3.31: To The Stars 3 years ago 45m
Episode 3.30: False Gods 3 years ago 58m
Episode 3.29.2: Supplemental-The Herschel Dynasty 3 years ago 57m
Episode 3.29.1: Supplemental-William Herschel and the Discovery of Uranus 3 years ago 62m
Episode 3.29: Planet Hunters 3 years ago 45m
Episode 3.28: The Triumph of Mechanics 3 years ago 63m
Episode 3.27.7: Supplemental-Edmond Halley-Gentleman Adventurer 3 years ago 53m
Episode 3.27.6: Supplemental-Edmond Halley, Always in Motion 3 years ago 57m
Episode 3.27.5: Supplemental-Isaac Newton, A Public Man 3 years ago 69m
Scientific Odyssey Unscripted-The TRAPPIST Discovery 3 years ago 55m
Episode 3.27.4: Supplemental-Isaac Newton, Principia 3 years ago 59m
Episode 3.27.3: Supplemental-Isaac Newton, Magic and Heresy 3 years ago 45m
Episode 3.27.2: Supplemental-Isaac Newton, Conflict and Withdrawal 3 years ago 58m
Episode 3.27.1: Supplemental-Isaac Newton, The Miracle Years 3 years ago 49m
Episode 3.27: A New Physics 3 years ago 61m
Episode 3.26.1: Supplemental-Jesuit Astronomers and the Difficulty of Doing Science 3 years ago 45m
Episode 3.26: Setting the Stage 3 years ago 50m
Episode 3.25: The Heresy of Galileo 3 years ago 66m
Episode 3.24: Censuring Copernicus 3 years ago 60m
Episode 3.23.1: Supplemental-The Somnium 3 years ago 57m
Episode 2.23: There's a Little Black Spot on the Sun Today 3 years ago 43m
Episode 3.22.1: Supplemental-Puy de Dome 3 years ago 41m
Episode 3.22: Scientific Revolution-Matters of Fact 3 years ago 46m
Episode 3.21: Scientific Revolution-The Mathematization of Nature 3 years ago 51m
Episode 3.20: Scientific Revolution-The Discovery of Discovery 3 years ago 51m
Episode 3.19.4: Supplemental-Johannes Kepler-Harmony Lost and Found 3 years ago 63m
Episode 3.19.3: Supplemental-Johannes Kepler-Triumph and Tragedy 3 years ago 55m
Episode 3.19.2: Supplemental-Johannes Kepler-The Center of Intrigue 3 years ago 53m
Episode 3.19.1: Supplemental-Johannes Kepler-Searching for Harmony 3 years ago 53m
Episode 3.19: All Ashore-The 100th Episode 3 years ago 50m
Episode 3.18: The Starry Messenger 3 years ago 50m
Episode 3.17: Refuting Aristotle 3 years ago 46m
Episode 3.16.1: Supplemental-Counter Reformation and the Life of Giordano Bruno 3 years ago 42m
Episode 3.16: The Harmony of the Worlds 3 years ago 46m
Episode 3.15.3: Supplemental-The Decline and Fall of Tycho Brahe 3 years ago 54m
Episode 3.15.2: Supplemental-On Tycho's Island 3 years ago 43m
Episode 3.15.1: Supplemental-The Rise of Tycho Brahe 3 years ago 65m
Episode 3.15: The Tychonic Model 3 years ago 49m
Episode 3.14: Evaluating Copernicus 3 years ago 41m
Episode 3.13.2: Supplemental-Copernicus and Rheticus, Part 2 3 years ago 71m
Episode 3.13.1: Supplemental-Copernicus and Rheticus, Part 1 3 years ago 73m
Episode 3.13: Revolution of the Spheres 3 years ago 58m
Episode 3.12.2: Supplemental-The Master, The Student and the Cardinal 3 years ago 61m
Scientific Odyssey Unscripted-The JUNO Mission 3 years ago 59m
Episode 3.12: Restoring Astronomy at the End of the Middle Ages 3 years ago 64m
Episode 3.11: Questioning Aristotle 3 years ago 63m
Episode 3.10.5: Supplemental-A Brief History of Telling Time, The Philosophy of Time, Part 3 3 years ago 55m
Episode 3.10.4: Supplemental-A Brief History of Telling Time, The Philosophy of Time, Part 2 3 years ago 61m
Episode 3.10.3: Supplemental-A Brief History of Telling Time-The Philosophy of Time, Part 1 3 years ago 53m
Podcastia Interruptus 3 years ago 7m
Episode 3.10.2: Supplemental-A Brief History of Telling Time, The Clock 4 years ago 55m
Episode 3.10.1: Supplemental-A Brief History of Telling Time, The Calendar 4 years ago 53m
Episode 3.10: Astronomy Between the Plagues 4 years ago 52m
Episode 3.9.1: Supplemental-Ibn al-Haytham 4 years ago 46m
Episode 3.9: Islamic Astronomy 4 years ago 50m
Episode 3.8.1: Supplemental-South American Astronomy 4 years ago 39m
Episode 3.8: The Great Syntaxis 4 years ago 49m
Episode 3.7: Hellenistic Astronomy from Aristarchus to Hipparchus 4 years ago 46m
Episode 3.6.1: Supplemental-Rounding the Earth 4 years ago 42m
Episode 3.6: The Geometer's Universe 4 years ago 62m
Episode 3.5.1: Supplemental-Mesoamerican Astronomy 4 years ago 55m
Episode 3.5: The Necessary Tools 4 years ago 50m
Scientific Odyssey Unscripted-Thoughts on LIGO 4 years ago 59m
Episode 3.4.1: Supplemental-Native North American Astronomy 4 years ago 50m
Episode 3.4: Wanderers 4 years ago 39m
Episode 3.3.1: Supplemental-Ancient Chinese Astronomy 4 years ago 49m
Episode 3.3: Sun Cycles 4 years ago 41m
Episode 3.2.1: Supplemental-Ancient Egyptian Astronomy 4 years ago 54m
Episode 3.2: Moon Motions 4 years ago 34m
Episode 3.1: Looking Up 4 years ago 29m
Episode 3.0: Beyond the Horizon 4 years ago 19m
Episode 2.28: Digression-Metallurgy 4 years ago 41m
Episode 2.25.8: Supplemental-The World's Most Interesting Physicist-Superfluidity 4 years ago 59m
Episode 2.25.7: Supplemental-The World's Most Interesting Physicist, Summing Over Many Paths 4 years ago 33m
Episode 2.25.6: Supplemental-The World's Most Interesting Physicist, On The Mesa 4 years ago 62m
Episode 2.25.5: Supplemental-The World's Most Interesting Physicist, Getting Schooled 4 years ago 50m
Episode 2.25.4: Supplemental-The World's Most Interesting Physicist, From Far Rockaway to Least Action 4 years ago 39m
Episode 2.27: Philosophical Epilogue, Part #2-Instrumentalism 4 years ago 48m
Episode 2.26: Philosophical Epilogue, Part #1-Positivism 4 years ago 29m
Episode 2.25.3: Supplemental-The Bohr-Einstein Debate, Entanglement 4 years ago 49m
Episode 2.25.2: Supplemental-The Bohr-Einstein Debate, The Road to Brussels 4 years ago 48m
Episode 2.25.1: Supplemental-Erwin Schrodinger and the World's Most Famous Cat 4 years ago 36m
Episode 2.25: Putting the Puzzle Together 4 years ago 46m
Episode 2.24: Through the Looking Glass Darkly 4 years ago 33m
Episode 2.23: The Force is Strong in this One 4 years ago 36m
Episode 2.22: Renormalization 4 years ago 40m
Episode 2.21: A New Era 4 years ago 41m
Episode 2.20.2: Supplemental-Enrico Fermi, The Pope in America 4 years ago 37m
Episode 2.20.1: Supplemental-Enrico Fermi, The Pope in Italy 4 years ago 37m
Episode 2.20: Of Fascism and Fission 4 years ago 49m
Episode 2.19: Into the Nucleus 4 years ago 33m
Episode 2.18: Of Fields and Particles 4 years ago 43m
Episode 2.17.2: Supplemental-Paul Dirac, The Magician 4 years ago 43m
Episode 2.17.1: Supplemental-Paul Dirac, The Mathematician 4 years ago 30m
Episode 2.17: Of Matter and Anti-Matter 4 years ago 37m
Episode 2.16.5: Supplemental-Heisenberg-Conflict, Accommodation and Rehabilitation 4 years ago 59m
Episode 2.16.4: Supplemental-The Copenhagen Interpretation 4 years ago 39m
Episode 2.16.3: Supplemental-Heisenberg-The Revolutionary 5 years ago 42m
Episode 2.16.2: Supplemental-Heisenberg-The Pathfinder 5 years ago 34m
Episode 2.16.1: Supplemental-The Scourge of God 5 years ago 27m
Episode 2.16: The Mathematical Atom-Part #2 5 years ago 40m
Episode 2.15: The Mathematical Atom: Part #1 5 years ago 33m
Episode 2.14: Beyond Bohr 5 years ago 31m
Episode 2.13.1: Supplemental-Niels Bohr 5 years ago 39m
Episode 2.13: The Quantum Atom 5 years ago 37m
Episode 2.12.2: Supplemental-Ernest Rutherford, After the Great War 5 years ago 41m
Episode 2.12.1: Supplemental-Ernest Rutherford and the Birth of Nuclear Physics 5 years ago 38m
Episode 2.12: The Divided Atom, Part #3-New Models 5 years ago 40m
Episode 2.11.1: Supplemental-Marie Sklodowska Curie 5 years ago 33m
Episode 2.11: The Divided Atom, Part #2-Radioactivity 5 years ago 29m
Episode 2.10: The Divided Atom, Part #1-JJ Thomson and the Discovery of the Electron 5 years ago 44m
Episode 2.9: The Physical Atom 5 years ago 44m
Episode 2.8: The Electrical Atom 5 years ago 44m
Episode 2.7: The Periodic Atom 5 years ago 44m
Episode 2.6.1: Supplemental-John Dalton and the Renaissance of the Atom 5 years ago 29m
Episode 2.6: The Chemical Atom 5 years ago 23m
Episode 2.5.1: Supplemental-We Three Chemists of the Enlightenment Are 5 years ago 29m
Episode 2.5: The First Chemical Revolution 5 years ago 39m
Episode 2.4: The Corpuscular Atom 5 years ago 30m
Episode 2.3.1: Supplemental-Jabir ibn Hayyan and the Foundations of Arabic Chemistry 5 years ago 20m
Episode 2.3: The Long Leap Forward 5 years ago 29m
Episode 2.2: The Athenian Response 5 years ago 32m
Episode 2.1: The Philosophical Atom 5 years ago 27m
Episode 1.5: Misconceptions About Scientific Inquiry 5 years ago 35m
Scientific Odyssey Unscripted: Thoughts on Rosetta 5 years ago 27m
Episode 1.4: Tools of the Trade 5 years ago 38m
Episode 1.3: What's The Big Idea? 5 years ago 30m
Episode 1.2: Those Things Necessary 5 years ago 27m
Episode 1.1-Science As Inquiry 5 years ago 24m
Episode 0-Setting Out 5 years ago 24m