[FoRK] On the unreality of bottom-up brain simulation

Russell Turpin russell.turpin at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 06:04:04 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Jebadiah Moore <jebdm at jebdm.net> wrote:
> I can give an example of something I worked on--plant hormone dispersal at
> the cellular level--where I understood the basic concepts involved (passive
> and active transport + the calculus), but had basically no experience with
> the subject domain itself.  I then implemented a working model of the
> system, again without having really any idea what the simulation would look
> like (other than an educated guess). ...

What I would ask is two questions. First, how did you validate the
model? Second, having made and validated the model, would you then say
you are STILL ignorant of plant hormone dispersal?

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