Thursday, January 05, 2012

Fuzzy on Fuzziness



Words they may regret:

    "Fuzzy theory is wrong, wrong, and pernicious. What we need is more logical thinking, not less. The danger of fuzzy logic is that it will encourage the sort of imprecise thinking that has brought us so much trouble. Fuzzy logic is the cocaine of science."
-Professor William Kahan UC Berkeley

    "’Fuzzification’ is a kind of scientific permissiveness. It tends to result in socially appealing slogans unaccompanied by the discipline of hard scientific work and patient observation."
-Professor Rudolf Kalman UFlorida
Source:  History and Objections [to fuzzy logic] 

Professor Zadeh particularly enjoys trotting out the statement by Kahan.


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