Forcing Optimality and Brandt's Principle
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"In a series of previous papers...we described what we call the 'microarray paradigm' and we showed that there are scientific methodological motifs that structure the approach of data analysis to scientific problems. By 'microarray paradigm' we referred to the belief that sufficiently large data collected from a phenomenon allows answering any question about the phenomenon itself. Answers are then found through a process of automatic fitting of the data to models that do not carry any structural understanding beyond the actual solution of the problem. This is a process we suggested to label 'agnostic science'."
Napoletani, D., Panza, M., & Struppa, D. C. (2017). Forcing optimality and Brandt's principle. In J. Lenhard & M. Carrier (Eds.), Mathematics as a Tool: Tracing New Roles of Mathematics in the Sciences (pp. 233-252). Cham: Springer Nature.