The Value of Other Users

I am reading Judea Pearl’s fascinating book “The Book of Why”, about the cognitive liberation going on in science due to the innovation of causal notation. The mere creation of a new causal notation in science diagrams and notation syntax has revealed a whole new facet about how our minds and actions integrate with scientific outcomes. In it he tells the story of a scientist who had discovered the Bayesian networks the author developed, but 20 years earlier.
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Why We Tech

Prometheus is tortured for bringing fire, pyrotechnics, down from heaven. Icarus is punished for inventing human flight. Adam and Eve are “cast out” from the Garden of Eden and convicted with “original sin” for all generations to come, for the crime of tasting of the tree of knowledge. There is a deep schism between the intellectuals of morality and the intellectuals of technology. Today this is manifested in the division between the tech departments of academia and the humanities.
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