2. Data Governance

Noted mathematical physicist Edmund Whitaker (1873–1956) once remarked, “When by purely scientific methods we trace the development of the material universe backwards in time, we arrive ultimately at a critical state of affairs beyond which the laws of nature, as we know them, cannot have operated.”1

1. See Silk (2005).

A popularly held belief is that our universe had a beginning, whether through evolution or by creationism. Ostensibly, since the beginning, our universe has been governed—at the very least, governed by the laws of physics. Therefore, no matter what we do in this world, we are already under some type of governance initiative.

Regardless of whether the laws or constants of physics are products of chance or provisions ...

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