Mathematical models: Questions of trustworthiness

Adam Morton
University of British Columbia
I argue that the contrast between models and theories is important for public policy issues. I focus especially on the way a mathematical model explains just one aspect of the data.
Keywords models in science  mathematical models  climate science  meteorological models
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/44.4.659
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