The Map Paradox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonini%27s_paradox

In modern discourse, the paradox was articulated by John M. Dutton and William H. Starbuck[2] “As a model of a complex system becomes more complete, it becomes less understandable. Alternatively, as a model grows more realistic, it also becomes just as difficult to understand as the real-world processes it represents” (Computer Simulation of Human Behaviour, 1971)…This same paradox was observed earlier from a quote by Paul Valéry, “Everything simple is false. Everything which is complex is unusable.” (Notre destin et les lettres, 1937)

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