Originally Posted by Gem
If a map had all the information of the terrain it would be the same as the terrain, and therefore superfluous. This means a model necessarily needs to be not-right to be useful.
Ah you're saying the same as me! One step further and you'll come to the conclusion that all models are wrong but some are useful :)
Btw the map is not the territory, that analogy is used in French as well.