Does #data speak?
I am not a scientist nor will I ever pretend I am. I consider myself knowledgeable & educated, open minded and yet strong in my visions and beliefs and with that I challenge myself and my beliefs all the time.
This also might be one of the most philosophical posts I have ever written but in philosophy one finds their perceived truth.
In this data driven world it seems very easy to say what is right and what is wrong — just study the data and you know…. “data speaks for itself”. And as a. “data driven decision maker” I would love to believe that, but I saw a tweet about a year ago which resonated with me:
“If you torture data long enough, it will confess to anything”
I am sure you realize that data can not actually speak :) , humans can…. and with that said, it’s always in the interpretation of what the data told that individual “their” data-driven truth comes out.
All of 6 known categorization of human emotions such as happiness & disgust (though the 6 have been recently scientifically challenged to only 4) https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-26019586 impact how the interpretation is delivered.
How do you make your decisions?