Re: virus: Discoveries and Inventions
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 16:59:09 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 6 Feb 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:

> >How does one decide which model to use (utility)?
> The one which best explains the observations gathered. Which may or may
> not be the _best_ depending upon circumstances. Complexity is certainly a
> constraint here. But since models are essential to our means of
> understanding the universe, the better models come from the better
> gathering of observations. The least with the best.... The best models
> lack design flaws....

E.g.[?]: The most useful models:
1) Do not have noticeable errors on the scales used.
2) Have sufficient resources to make predictions faster than the
objective/subjective reality actually executes.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd