DATA is NOT always INFORMATION, nor even KNOWLEDGE

Bits of codes aren’t themselves information: their value is defined by what we extract from them. Within this frame of reasoning, after the noise is filtered out, bits are meaningful leftovers.

The spectacle of harmony

Today, in a routine full of needs, unpleasant problems and circumstances, lack of stable anchors of reference we seems to have indefinitely forgot the recognizable building blocks (or elements), components of the material world we lived in. In fact, we can see how people are more or less conscious about fire, water, earth and air.Continue reading “The spectacle of harmony”

Some reflections on how increase meaningful reasoning on STEM

These days are very busy for all the protagonists of the schools: pupils, teachers, educators, directors, etc..It’s time for exam and final qualification and the young hearth of the interested students is thinking on how to conquer the best notes and the best present from their enthusiastic parents: some days of vacation with the sportContinue reading “Some reflections on how increase meaningful reasoning on STEM”

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.”