Andy Melnikov (nponeccop) wrote,
Andy Melnikov

Conal Elliott on hand-waving

Речь о том, что чрезмерное употребление научного метода не приводит к предубеждениям, а препятствует им.
Hand-waving is an important factor in staying stuck in impossibility thinking, since rigorous argument uncovers unconscious limiting assumptions. I’m just as happy if you are working on showing impossibility as discovering the possible, as long as you are rigorous and get rigorous peer review. Otherwise, we all fall into the trap of self-deceit
Tags: fp, programming

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