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Come Together

by Jessica Powers
A great trick of the Enlightenment was to create an association between data collection and a 1:1 production of knowledge. The notion being the more you measure, the more you know. Science claims to objectivity of knowledge; simple empirical facticity. Still the history of science belies this, and one need look no further than Einstein's famous statement that he would rather not believe in ultimate quantum uncertainty, unable to contest the solid mathematics and experimentation these claims were based on. He spent the rest of his life attempting to reconcile a belief in an ultimately rational... [more]
Posted by Jessica Powers on 1/10/11