Scientific Models

Defining a Science Model

The science model is a testable idea used to describe a phenomena. Models are based on a set of observations and made by finding patterns in what is observed. Generally, because a model works with patterns, it is capable of being applied to many similar situations. Science models need to be testable, falsifiable, or able to be disproved in some way.

Useful Models

A useful model is one which can explain many aspects of a phenomena in a simple way. The more detail and complexity that is placed into a model the more powerful it becomes at accurately predicting events. However, adding too much complexity to a model can make it difficult to work with. Therefore, most models are a compromise of their power to predict and their simplicity of use. Any model that is too difficult to use or too simple to explain the phenomena is not a useful model.

Mathematical Models

Models can come in a symbolic form rather than a natural form. A mathematical formula is a very powerful symbolic model. Various details of a phenomena can be represented symbolically and then tested by simply changing the value of those symbols. With its extensive use in recent centuries, many phenomena have already been expressed in a mathematical symbol or formula adding to the ease of use for future models. Mathematical models often use the field of statistics and discuss the models in terms of probabilities.

Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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