Data and models

Fit the data to a model and you are neither insane nor an idiot

Fit the data to a model and you may be correct.

Fit the data to a model and you may be wrong because of bogus data, missing data, or both.

Don’t fit the data to a model and you are almost certainly wrong.

Don’t fit the data to a model and be right only by chance (you are still an idiot by the way, and if you believe what is flat-out contradicted by data you are insane as well).

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