Just read Communicating Social Simulation Models to Sceptical Minds which addresses ‘rejective scepticism’ of ABM and gives tips on how to turn it into constructive criticism. Makes the case that there are two kinds of rejective scepticism: (1) lack of understanding and (2) academic territorialism. Short and worth reading.
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