The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete

Chris Anderson, Wired, Dec 05, 2021
Commentary by Stephen Downes

“All models are wrong, but some are useful.” So proclaimed statistician George Box 30 years ago, and he was right, writes Chris Anderson. He argues that in the era of big data, we have no more need for classifications and taxonomies, no more need for theories that are only broad generalizations of what the data describes precisely.

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