Why Model?

Posted May 15, 2017 by sgibbs

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Joshua M. Epstein

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This paper is based on the author's 2008 Bastille Day keynote address to the Second World Congress on Social Simulation, George Mason University, and earlier addresses at the Institute of Medicine, the University of Michigan, and the Santa Fe Institute.

"The modeling enterprise extends as far back as Archimedes; and so does its misunderstanding.  I have been invited to share my thoughts on some enduring misconceptions about modeling.  I hope that by doing so, I will give heart to aspiring modelers, and give pause to misguided critics."

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