Tagged: theory

when does emulation count as explanation? 2

when does emulation count as explanation?

To me, the main question when modeling a process in the social sciences is “when does emulation count as explanation?” — John Myles White (@johnmyleswhite) 25 de marzo de 2013 Interesting question. I guess the problem is that sometimes in science a model does not pretend to make any prediction, neither is supported by any relevant data. It simply emulates...

The theory of nothing 0

The theory of nothing

Two New York newspapers (The New York Times and the New Yorker) are running stories about whether string theory is a theory of anything or not. Specifically, both articles are reviews of a couple of very critic books on string theory:   NOT EVEN WRONG : The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law. By Peter Woit. THE...