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Thompson, Nicholas S. and Derr, Patrick (). 'Contra Epstein, Good Explanations Predict'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 12(1)9 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/1/9.html>.

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@article{thompson,
title = {Contra Epstein, Good Explanations Predict},
author = {Thompson, Nicholas S. and Derr, Patrick},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {12},
number = {1},
pages = {9},
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URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/1/9.html},
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abstract = {Epstein has argued that an explanation's capacity to make predictions should play a minor role in its evaluation . This view contradicts centuries of scientific practice and, at least, decades of philosophy of science. We argue that the view is not only unfounded but seems to arise from a mistaken fear that ABM models are in need of defense against the criticism that they don't necessarily forecast events in the natural or social world.},
}

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