Complexity and Scientific Modelling
When modelling is done by agents with severe resource limitations, the acceptable trade-offs between complexity, error and specificity can determine the effective relations between these. The characterisation of noise will emerge from this. Simpler theories are not a priori more likely to be correct but sometimes if one knows that the theories are made by an agent, for whom it is easier to elaborate than engage in a wider search, preferring the simpler theory at the expense of accuracy can be a useful heuristic.
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