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  1. Sep 2021
    1. Competent scientists do not believe their own models or theories, but rather treat them as convenient fictions. ...The issue to a scientist is not whether a model is true, but rather whether there is another whose predictive power is enough better to justify movement from today's fiction to a new one. Steve Vardeman, 1987. Comment. Journal of the American Statistical Association 82 : 130-131. [kw]

      easier said than done

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  5. Oct 2013
    1. Its possible abuse is no argument against its proper use on the side of truth and justice.

      The risks do not outweigh usefulness in seeking truth and justice.