The Why of the World – The book of why – Dr Judea Pearl

I hope with this book to convince you that data are profoundly dumb…

If causation cannot be reduced to correlation, how can correlation serve as evidence of causation?

Data may help us predict what will happen, but even today’s most sophisticated machine learning can’t tell us why

You will never get causal information out without beginning by putting causal hypotheses in.

How can we find our way through a thicket of alternative explanations to the causal truth of the matter?

Modern machines, Pearl contends against a chorus of enthusiasts, are nothing like our minds.

http://bostonreview.net/science-nature/tim-maudlin-why-world

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