Is Digital Simulation the Same as Physical Experimentation?

Simulation models test theories against data we cannot reproduce in the physical environment their theory relates to. We cannot experiment on the real thing. But how different are simulations from experiments? In Science in Age of Computer Simulation, Winsberg presents these ideas. Papers here and here.
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About Michael Batty

I chair CASA at UCL which I set up in 1995. I am Bartlett Professor In UCL.
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