Norvig and the Nature of Modern Science

In this, Chomsky is in complete agreement with O’Reilly. (I recognize that the previous sentence would have an extremely low probability in a probabilistic model trained on a newspaper or TV corpus.)1

Anyone who considers themself an intellectual should be required to read this new essay by Peter Norvig. It’s the best summary I’ve ever seen of the many types of science that now exist in our world — almost all of which are moving away from the simple algebraic, deterministic models of the world that fill high school science textbooks.

  1. On Chomsky and the Two Cultures of Statistical Learning

2 responses to “Norvig and the Nature of Modern Science”

  1. Peter Norvig

    Thanks! (And I love the jmc quote.)


  2. Johannes Schwaninger

    Thanks for the link – very interesting essay!

    Hope all goes very well,