Re: poly: Modeling Economic Singularities

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Tue May 05 1998 - 11:31:27 PDT

Perry M. writes:
>> I am taking well-established well-tested equations and seeing what they
>> imply in a new hard-to-test context. I claim this is standard practice
>> in all science and engineering fields I am familiar with.
>You shouldn't confuse SCIENCE and ENGINEERING. ...
>You aren't doing an engineering feasibility analysis. You are making a
>scientific claim. ...

I don't think Perry and I are communicating effectively enough. Is there
anyone out there who feels sympathy for Perry's position that is willing
to mediate between us? If not, I'm quitting this email conversation about
the methods of a particular paper of mine.
(I am willing to consider continuing it by phone or in person, however.)

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Tue May 5 18:44:04 1998

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