Formalism is nice, but it can be unreasonable.
Your example of 2 naked men on a beach can be made simpler by adding a dog,
a sausage and a whistle.
Person A (the dog's owner) sounds the whistle. The dog is apparently used
to being fed and runs up, waging its tail.
You'll be amused by this on Pavlov and Kornosky by Heinz Von Foerster...
The message is that one must be careful where one draws one's distinctions
What you call data-ism is a bit like the bell without the clapper ;-)
with respect to this big data and machine learning cults today, which I
consider as somewhat useful fragments of a much bigger paradigm but not the
non-plus-ultra tendency in science, let me ask you a bit different question:
What do you think about the other more interesting
Dear FIS Colleagues,
I very much appreciate this opportunity to discuss with all of you.
My mentors and science teachers taught me that Science had a method,
rules and procedures that should be followed and pursued rigorously and
with perseverance. The scientific research needed to be preceded