Global Warming: Causal Density is a Bear →
From Arnold Kling, at his askblog:
When there are many factors that have an impact on a system, statistical analysis yields unreliable results. Computer simulations give you exquisitely precise unreliable results. Those who run such simulations and call what they do “science” are deceiving themselves.
This is in the context of the The Economist's realization that greenhouse gases may not be quite as dangerous as previously thought.
Exquisite models are still just models. Their conclusions are only as good as the assumptions that went into making them.
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