A special edition on modeling:
- The best material model of a cat is another, or preferably the same, cat.
— Norbert Wiener, Philosophy of Science (with A. Rosenblueth, 1945)
- Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.
— George E.P. Box, Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces (with Norman R. Draper, 1987)
- No one gets wet in a simulated thunderstorm.
— Cosma Shalizi