Botanical Author Names

Pelaez Goycochea Alejandro-FC pelaez at REDVAX1.DGSCA.UNAM.MX
Thu Nov 18 18:04:03 CST 1993

On Fri, 19 Nov 1993, Jim Croft wrote:

[... scientific nomeclatural stuff deleted ...]
> Recalls a conversation with one of Arthur Chapmans's environmental
> modelling colleagues on the importance of basing decicions on quality
> data:  "DATA?  What do you need raw data for?  We have MODELS!  We can
> generate all the data you need!"
> cheers
> jim

 I collect the following assertions about models from the ecolog-l bitnet

> In article <9311092204.AA15638 at lala.zoo.Hawaii.Edu>, Andy Taylor
> <ataylor at LALA.ZOO.HAWAII.EDU> writes:
º> >
º> > a model is a lie that lets you know the truth.
º> >
º> > gwen
º> This resembles the statement by the statistician George Box that:
º> "All models are wrong, but some are useful."
º> - Andy Taylor

>It resembles even more Pablo Picasso's statement:
>   "Art is a lie that makes us realize truth."

>- Alan Johnson

As you can see for the number of ecologist contributing with  famous
statements about models, taxonomist interested in databases are not the
only worried about truth, lie ant models.

Alejandro Pelaez

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