More Than the Sum of Its Parts
We have gotten to the point in science where some computer models that numerically solve complex sets of equations repduce phenomena without fully explaining it. For example, computer models of the equations that describe how stars evolve show them expanding onto the giant phase. This gives us some confidence that the equations are meaningful representation of reality. However, the models are so complex that astrophysicists are unable to identify the specific physical effects taking place that cause the stars to expand.
“Insight into science” (From astrophysics book I’m studying)