I’ve had that argument with _so many_ people through the years in different forms and it’s nice to _not_ have that argument here.
Yet, oddly enough, *because* of the belief in the models (I see this a LOT with people with mathematics or with logic) their maps _for them_ *becomes* their territories and their territories, the maps. They lose the distinction entirely.
They forget there’s always a “something more”.. and then start calling you a religious fruitcake for the mere mention that models are flawed BECAUSE they’re models and not real, no matter how real they seem.
That’s why I created these abstractions of abstractions. I used it on Vine to teach people that, in one sense, you can say “I’m there” but really, I’m not. Of course it goes beyond the time. I frequently like reminding people “You’re looking at a piece of glass, you know”.
It’s easy to forget that. We humans suspend disbelief _very_ quickly tongue emoticon