Face Masks to be made mandatory in Ireland as phase 4 reopening is suspended.

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To an outsider, the most significant innovation in the global warming controversy is the overt reliance that is being placed on models. Back in the days of nuclear winter, computer models were invoked to add weight to a conclusion: “These results are derived with the help of a computer model.” But now, large-scale computer models are seen as generating data in themselves. No longer are models judged by how well they reproduce data from the real world—increasingly, models provide the data. As if they were themselves a reality. And indeed they are, when we are projecting forward.

This fascination with computer models is something I understand very well. Richard Feynman called it a disease. I fear he is right.


Michael Crichton, lecture at the California Institute of Technology, (January 17, 2003).

But are they ever checked for accuracy when the future arrives?
 

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