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Only A Model is a weblog written by J. Ben Deaton.

Etymology

The great masters do not take any Model quite so seriously as the rest of us. They know that it is, after all, only a model, possibly replaceable.

–C.S. Lewis

But you know where the name actually came from.

My view of the world is only a model. This blog documents my attempt at iterating toward the best one. Here is my process. The best way to get a feel for what I write about is to browse the archive, which contains a long list of every post I’ve written.

About Ben

I live in Boston, MA with my beautiful family. I have a PhD in structural engineering, and my professional life tends to revolve around concrete failure simulation and earthquakes. I work for a Boston engineering consulting firm. I am also a classical violinist, vegetarian, and Christian. I grew up in Atlanta, GA.

Contact

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