Manfred Eigen Quote

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.


In: J. Mehra (ed.), The Physicist's Conception of Nature: Symposium on the Development, of the Physicist's Conception of Nature in the Twentieth Century, 1973

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A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.

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A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.

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A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.

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A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.