Materials Quotes: 012

A special edition on modeling:

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

Thanks to Matt Lewis at iMechanica for the wonderfully juicy quote from George Box.


About Abi

My name is T. A. Abinandanan, and I am a professor of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
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