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25 March 2013 / / Science
To me, the main question when modeling a process in the social sciences is "when does emulation count as explanation?" — John Myles White (@johnmyleswhite) March 25, 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 reality.
04 October 2006 / / Science
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 TROUBLE WITH PHYSICS The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next.