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Wed Jun 28 09:03:40 EST 1995

In article <3spfbg$efe at epsilon.qmw.ac.uk>, Jon Stamford <j.stamford at lhmc.ac.uk>
>I think there is often a danger in believing that models are reality
>rather than a convenient and current explanation. Francis Crick was
>once quoted as saying that it was "all too easy to make some
>simplifying assumptions, do some elaborate mathematics that appear
>to give a rough fit with at least some of the experimental dataa,
>and think that one has achieved something".
>Models are certainly helpful and the best areparticularly so. But we
>should not kid ourselves that they are a substitute for hard data.
>Jon Stamford
Agree! but if you don't have a model why would you be collecting the data?
Ron Blue

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