Why are the present day physicists feel compelled to venture
(and on a big scale)
into such highly speculative theories as “string theories”, while we are infatuated with the “good old” statistics
that simply cannot address the qualitative side of modeling, i.e. the structure of the model itself?
Do we understand that an
adequate modeling of information processes cannot succeed in the same manner as, for
example, the modeling of a flight has succeeded (i.e. without capturing the
essence of the corresponding biological processes)?
In particular, do we understand that
without producing reasonably good modelsofthe information
processesin nature we will not succeed in developing satisfactory information systems?
This is what von
Neumann and Turing were engaged in during the last years of their life.