Disclosing the truth: Are models better than observations?

@article{Skogen2020DisclosingTT,
  title={Disclosing the truth: Are models better than observations?},
  author={Skogen and Rubao Ji and Anna S. Akimova and Ute Daewel and Carsten Rosenberg Hansen and SS Hj{\o}llo and S. M. van Leeuwen and Marie Maar and Dominique Macias and EA Mousing and Elin Almroth‐Rosell and S{\'e}vrine F. Sailley and M. F. Spence and TA Troost and Kv de Wolfshaar},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2020}
}
The aphorism, ‘All models are wrong, but some models are useful’, originally referred to statistical models, but is now used for scientific models in general. When presenting results from a marine simulation model, this statement effectively stops discussions about the quality of the model, as there is always another observation to mismatch, and thereby another confirmation why the model cannot be trusted. It is common that observations are less challenged and are often viewed as a ‘gold… 

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