Aimless research

Most empirical scientists decry models as “philosophical” or “speculative” – and this has an element of truth. However, not having a model leads to a lot of aimless research. Having a wrong model creates a lot of aimless research only if no refuting fact is ever discovered – and how likely is that?

Everyone starts out with a wrong or at least oversimplified model – the point is to end up with a working model of the phenomenon, and too many scientists lose sight of that fact.

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