Data Is The New Religion

It just started with Chris Anderson stating that it’s “The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete.” Then Hal Varian (recently Chief Economist at Google) said that “I keep saying the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians.” You better be reading Halevy, Norvig and Pereira (also from Google) on The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data in this pdf.

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