Thursday, July 31, 2014

Science behind the scenes

Correcting the quote:
'No one trusts a model except the man who wrote it; everyone trusts an observation, except the man who made it.' Harlow Shapley

I heard a variant of this saying (model=>theory, observation=>experiment) which was attributed to Einstein, but this one seems more common. I can't find the original source, though.

2 comments:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I just came up on this topic in my most recent post.

Sam L. said...

Welllll, unless the model maker has been guided/leaned upon/threatened into setting up his model to get a desired result.