Best Paragraph of the Day
By David Henderson
Although the day is young.
The bottom line for me is that there is a paradox of computer models. If you understand why a computer model gets the results that it does, then you do not need a computer model. And if you do not understand why it gets the results that it does, then you cannot trust the results. If you are using a computer to try to figure out causal structure, you are using it wrong.
This is from Arnold Kling, “Epistemology,” April 26.
The whole thing is well worth reading. Arnold establishes his street cred with the rest of the post.