Stephanie asks three important questions about trusting experts, which I paraphrase here:
- What does it take to look into a model yourself? How deeply must you probe?
- How do you avoid being manipulated when you do so?
- Why should we bother since stuff is so hard and we each have a limited amount of time?
I must confess I find the first two questions really interesting and I want to think about them, but I have a very little patience with the last question.
- I’ve seen too many people (individual modelers) intentionally deflect investigations into models by setting them up as so hard that it’s not worth it (or at least it seems not worth…
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