If You Want to Be Creative, Don’t Be Data Driven
Bill Pardi
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I have to respectfully disagree with some of your discussion. Being a physicist and particularly now with so many people walking away from reality by choosing to ignore data and the implications that data is driving researchers’ conclusions towards, it doesn’t strike me as useful for anyone to start off a discussion with a declaration that data is meaningless or worthless. Saying what we make of the data — insight, knowledge or what have you- is what is really important to humanity only works if you have the data (correct data) first. Also, making a point of saying we can never have complete data to denigrate having data ignores the reality that we can have extremely accurate knowledge of things even without ‘complete’ data, which is of course impossible to get.