Quote by Bruce Edmonds.
There are now an increasing list of possible quotes and epigrams
might be suitable for the CPM, including:
"I am not in the prediction business. I never have been and I
never will be." - Tony Blair
"To a man with a hammer, every screw looks like a nail." - Trad.
"I do not see the point of assuming that agents do not know the
model of the economy. This is not economics." - The whole,
revealing, report by a reviewer for the JEDC on our paper "Modelling
Economic Learning as Modelling".
- "There are and can be only two
ways of searching into and discovering truth. The one flies from
the senses and particulars to the most general axioms, and from these
principles, the truth of which it takes for settled and immovable,
proceeds to judgement and the discovery of middle axioms. And
this way is now in fashion. The other derives axioms from the
senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so
that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all. This is
the true way, but as yet untried." Francis Bacon (1620), First Book of Aphorisms. Which with
the swapping of "derive" for "induce", "models" for "axioms" is very
appropriate for social simulation today which still is tempted by the
"short cut" to abstract and general models.
- "Experiment escorts us last -
His pugent company
Will not allow an Axiom