[FRIAM] the arc of socioeconomics, personal and public: was VPN server

glen ☣ gepropella at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 14:00:02 EDT 2017

On 04/20/2017 09:45 PM, Vladimyr wrote:
> "If you don't know how to measure it, then you don't know how to model it."
> That statement has the feel of circularity about it.
> It may be quite correct in some cases but it completely fails when a simple predator
> models the terrain in its brain without a Lufkin tape measure.

Yes, that's very astute.  It does feel circular, doesn't it?  But as we've discussed ad nauseum, that doesn't mean it's wrong.  And it does _not_ fail in the context of a predator "modeling" terrain.  What fails is the reliance on the ambiguity of the much abused word, "model".

☣ glen

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