Outside the province of formal grammars

Daniel Dennet makes the point that “Darwin’s dangerous idea is that Design can emerge from mere Order via an algorithmic process that makes no use of pre-existing Mind”. Same is the idea of Turing, about unconscious, automatic, pattern formation leading to order. See also On Growth and Form.
The same idea is broadcasted by Jaron Lanier, when he remarks that computation is today finally entering a time when grammars are no longer needed, as correlations take their place. This too is Big Data.

Categories: Episteme

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