Models and laboratory experiments

"But it is worth remembering that inferences from laboratory experiments also lack formal decision rules. Laboratory scientists, like modellers, depend upon both tacit and articulated knowledge in making sense of their experimental findings and judging their relevance within the laboratory. And. like model work, laboratory scientists face the same question of whether their experimental results can form the basis for inference beyond the laboratory..." -- Mary Morgan, The World in the Model, p. 34

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  1. "It's all one big crapshoot."
    Michael Polanyi

    (not sure those were his exact words)

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