What form of reasoning can allow to set priorities?

This week I’ve dedicated some thoughts to recognize some characteristics of the priorities needed to set up the simple and beautiful frame for a well-grounded scientific theory. The general idea is this one: if a scientific theory is a complex interlocking of concepts, observations, definitions, presuppositions, experimental results and connections to other theories, no singleContinue reading “What form of reasoning can allow to set priorities?”

Data is not the same thing as information.

Data is not the same thing as information. As the founding father of information theory, Claude Shannon, put back in the 1940s, data signals are noisy, and if you want to filter out what’s meaningful from those signals, you have to filter out at least some of that noise. For Shannon the noise was literal:Continue reading “Data is not the same thing as information.”