It is more insightful to say science makes predictive models and then tests them. Our brains/minds do exactly the same. Most of our useful models happen so early in life we forget that we were not born with them. Later we use maths to extend our models. If maths fails to make predictions it's not much use. But like you say it's all models. You can believe in MIR but all you have to work with is models so you cannot know the nature of it.
Originally Posted by gzhpcu
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When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
Originally Posted by Ken G