When: Monday, October 6, 2008 at 8PM
Where: Charles Commons (use 33rd street entrance to Charles Commons; you’ll see us sitting in the comfy chairs and couches)
Topic: Chris Anderson, the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and amateur philosopher of science, discusses a new kind of science: mainly if science can retain its established and successful track record by substituting its narrative models of reality with reliable predictions based solely on statistical correlations.
So we must ask, is this end of theory? Will the data deluge make the scientific method obsolete?
The End of Theory by Chris Anderson [pdf attached to email]
- http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/anderson08/anderson08_index.html (Petabyte Examples)
- http://www.edge.org/discourse/the_end_of_theory.html (Responses to Chris Anderson)
- http://www.google.com/ (Worship our Google Overlords)