Monday, January 20, 2014

Mathematics Past Its Prime (so to speak)

This year's annual Edge  question was, "What scientific idea is ready for retirement?"

The (~175) replies are listed here:

There are a great many wonderful responses, but I'll just cite a few which impinge directly on mathematics (but do take a gander at the entire thought-provoking list): (Charles Seife) (Nassim Taleb) (Emanuel Derman) (Carlo Rovelli)  (Bart Kosko)  (Max Tegmark)

Interestingly, a majority of these have issues with some aspect of that whipping-boy, statistics.

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