a: scientific theory ~
b: symbolic tale, an allegory of reality.

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"A good scientific theory is like a symbolic tale, an allegory of reality. Its characters are abstractions that may not exist in reality; yet they give us a way of thinking more deeply about reality. Like a fine work of art, the theory creates its own world: it transforms reality into something else an illusion perhaps, but an illusion that has more value than the literal fact."


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Writer: Giovanni Vignale
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Date: Oct 9 2016 6:18 PM


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