The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the world.
Correlation supersedes causation, and science can advance even without coherent models, unified theories, or really any mechanistic explanation at all.
So wrote Wired’s Chris Anderson in 2008. It kicked up a little storm at the time, as Anderson, the magazine’s editor, undoubtedly intended.
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