The great impasse in empirical science was reached early in the 20th century when quantum mechanics was first being developed.
The fundamental flaw in the conventional approach to understanding life is that we think we can fully understand the whole by looking at the individual parts.
The originators of the concept were two 19th-century British philosopher-scientists, John Stuart Mill and George Henry Lewes.
The word often permits the improbable to be considered probable for the purposes of sounding like science without providing any.
These AI champions are appealing to the Software of the Gaps, a secular cousin of the God of the Gaps.