How Modeling Can Go Wrong
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- Grim, P. & Rescher, N. Philos. Technol. (2013) 26: 75. doi:10.1007/s13347-012-0082-7
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Modeling and simulation clearly have an upside. My discussion here will deal with the inevitable downside of modeling — the sort of things that can go wrong. It will set out a taxonomy for the pathology of models — a catalogue of the various ways in which model contrivance can go awry. In the course of that discussion, I also call on some of my past experience with models and their vulnerabilities.