Simulations, Models, Forecasts

17 Apr 2001 12:16

Feynman's (famous, over-used, prophetic) words:

The next great awakening of human intellect may well produce a method of understanding the qualitative content of equations. Today we cannot. Today we cannot see that the water-flow equations contain such things as the barber pole structure of turbulence that one sees between rotating cylinders. Today we cannot see whether Schrödinger's equation contains frogs, musical composers, or morality --- or whether it does not.

Do simulations help attain this end at all?


The Realized World
What you can kick. Physical objects. Stolen from Walter Jon William's science fiction novel, Aristoi.

See also: Agent-Based Modeling; Indirect Inference; Monte Carlo; Statistical Emulators for Simulation Models