How Are We To Know? by Nils J. Nilsson

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I suppose you could call it a map. ” 22 Beta Version, Copyright c 2006 Nils J. htm) January 4, 2006 CHAPTER 2. MODELS “That’s called an orrery,” Nick said. “It’s named after the Earl of Orrery who designed such a model to help him think about and describe the earth and other planets orbiting the sun. Using an orrery, predictions could be made about the locations of planets well into the future. ” 7 James Applegate, M. Douglas, Y. Gursel, P Hunter, C. Seitz, Gerald Jay Sussman, “A Digital Orrery,” in IEEE Transactions on Computers, C-34, No.

1, New York: Bantam Books, 1988. 34 Beta Version, Copyright c 2006 Nils J. htm) January 4, 2006 CHAPTER 2. MODELS specialize, and probably about one or two levels above and below. ” “Well, it’s very convenient that the world seems to be arranged in layers,” Sam said. “The world isn’t arranged in layers,” Nick said. “The world just is. Our brains simply understand it in layers. ” “That’s how I deal with it too,” Gio said. “I think we should talk next about where all of this model information comes from,” Mia suggested.

I’ve got something on that subject,” Gio said. “Here’s what the 33 Beta Version, Copyright c 2006 Nils J. htm) January 4, 2006 CHAPTER 2. ” A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: ‘what you have told us is rubbish.

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