No more theory in science?

From Sceptical Inquirer, Nov/Dec 2008:

‘Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said, “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” Although Witty meant this is a very specific context, it is good general advice that should have been followed by Wired magazine’s Chris Anderson. On June 23, 2008, Anderson posted an article titled “The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete,” from which it is perfectly clear that he doesn’t understand a thing about science or the scientific method.’

Access the pdf here (NB. not great quality, but readable).

Read the Wired article here.

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