Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another tale of two professions talking about whether theoretical economics is math or a science in the "falsifiable" sense of Karls Popper. They mention that a theorem such as the Arrow theorem is simply true, not falsifiable. And there is a discussion of whether one should study for the real world for its value or its inherant beauty.

I remember a Herbert Simon quote that computer science is the queen of the artificial sciences like mathematics is a queen of the physical science and economics is in that sense a branch of computer science.

I believe and think I remember a quote that computer science/informatics is a branch of knowledge as different from the sciences and the branches of mathematics and social science, as those three are from each other.

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