Math soc discussions happening elsewhere in the blogosphere.
Pam starts a discussion of “controversies” in mathematical sociology at Scatterplot.
Fabio is prompted to write about “Transparency vs. Truth” For the record, I think Fabio’s reference to “accurate” models, may be a bit misleading for some. I’m not sure any math models deserve to be called “accurate” ;p But I guess I lean towards favoring the transparent side of that debate.
And even goes on to call for a sort of open-science collaboration to develop a Schelling model of segregation which considers the influence of topography. I think its a great idea!