On Friday, I gave a presentation in the North East Probability Conference at Columbia University where a number of participants were graduate students and postdocs. Among other things, I talked about a paper I wrote with my collaborators Kerr, Dean, and Bohannon (Nature 2006) that shows how experiments can inform models. The experiment showed that evolution happened in our *E. coli* and phage system and only after taking this into account did the model make the correct predictions.

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Examples of using models in science are critical to learners valuing modeling. It would be nice to share these with the community.

A paper I find useful is Modeling: A Primer – The crafty art of making, exploring, extending, transforming, tweaking, bending, disassembling, questioning, and breaking models by Wimsatt and Schank.

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