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The Perils Of Taking Analogies Seriously

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Posted by Aurino C Souza on August 7, 2002 13:44:46 UTC

Back in the days of the industrial revolution, steam engines were the thing of the moment. People were so dazzled by the power and beauty of mechanics that they started to think mechanics would explain everything. From physics to economics to psychology, if you couldn't cast your theories in terms of Newtonian mechanics no one would take you seriously.

In our quantum, relativistic times where mechanics confounds much more often than it dazzles, we have found another universal paradigm: computers and boolean logic. So here we go again, explaining everything from physics to economics to psychology in terms of computer science.

How can people be that silly?

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