Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Viewing a model as a collection of facts which satisfies a theory, is not the same as viewing a model as something that explains or emulates some phenomenon or situation. This second concept of model is closer to the concept of a scientific theory .

I have been getting myself thoroughly confused in moleskine modality over how to explain the concept of model and relate it to the idea that model, metaphor and analogy are the only ways to explain anything.

One aspect of this has inevitably to be the God Model.

Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side'.

The Times 27 Septembr 2005

This all reminds me of 30 odd years ago when I though I had a god definition of God which, paraphrased roughly, was

God is the gap {substitute more appropriate word} between what we are and what we hope {would like}{think we ought} to be.

Is this gap theology or apophatic (negative) theology? Could it be termed but rather aspiration theology? Personal knowledge, must include recognition of human limitations.

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