You’ve heard it before.
You’ve experienced it.
The data deluge is not really helping to generate knowledge, let alone novel insights,
or is it?
The mantra of data-mining is: just somewhere in the down there in the mountains of biological data the jewels are waiting to be found, you just have to keep digging. For myself, it never works quite that way.
I’m not getting into a discussion about hypothesis-driven vs. data driven science here and now, but this one is a breeze of different thinking. Although I don’t agree to it all, it’s worth watching: