The Role of Perception in Science: Part 3 “Model Dependent Realism”
R. J. Delainey (BA, B.Ed) presents some thoughts on science as it relates to the role of “model dependent realism.” This is the part three of a six part series dedicated to discussing different aspects of the role of perception in science. In this article, Rick presents a historical and philosophical basis for understanding model dependent realism, i.e. models are useful because they help us make predictions and understand the world; however, models are not reality itself but representative of that reality.
The following link will take you to the site of his blog and podcast Peasants & Emperors. Click here to open the Role of Perception in Science: Part 3 “Model Dependent Realism.”