This immediately reminded me of this paper which I saw on Short Science last week.
Yep yep yep!!! I am a Tenenbaumist in my outlook, pretty much. Sometimes I forget how big an influence he’s had on my thinking.
I’m not influenced by him, but his (and Gary Marcus’) approach seems like common sense to me. It seems likely that Sarah’s ability to track ideology to its philosophical roots can contribute to Tenenbaum’s and Marcus’ abilities to present their perspectives compellingly to people with more philosophical and less technical bent who have the relatively high trust in consensus which tends to accompany technical ability but which is the opposite of Thiel’s effective investment strategies.