I was reading a piece in Artforum by Mario Carpo on big data and how it is being used by a new wave of architects. He made some surprising comments—none of which relate to architecture—that sort of blew my mind.He pointed out that for many hundreds of years, science has been about discovering the essences behind phenomena—it is a method to find the simple laws and rules that govern our universe. Science presumes that there are such guiding principals to be found. Science has faith that these principals exist. We who subscribe to this faith believe all is not random and chaotic.