A sequence of progressive hypothesis testing is the most efficient and effective method to derive competitive advantage from data.


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  1. I’ve purposely left the term “progressive hypothesis testing” separate from the word ‘theory’ or ‘science’ here because of one damming counter-example.

    I don’t believe, as does one other, that a genetic / evolutionary algorithm uses science in deciding how to evolve it’s children. That is to say – uses a theory to decide how to evolve. For the most part, a genetic algorithm uses a real-random number generator to evolve children. In the future, genetic algorithms will evolve based on environmental pressures (and if a robot ever achieves homeostasis, as Bickerton advises, RUN!).

    I believe that for a HUMAN, however, a system of progressive hypotheses testing informed by a THEORY is the most efficient and effective means of arriving at a competitive advantage.

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