I am writing an informative article about physics for the general public, and I was wondering if there is any quote by some famous physicist on the concept that usually physicist care about understanding trends more than predicting precise numbers. In particular, I would like to convey the message that for a physicist developing a general model which explains the trend of multiple physical phenomenas is much more rewarding than developing a very specific model which explains very well one single physical phenomena but is limited to it.
I found Fermi's quote "Better be Approximately Right than Precisely Wrong", but I would prefer something containing the word "trend" (e.g. once I heard a physics professor saying "I don't care about numbers, I care about trends", this would be perfect for my scope, but it would look much better if this was said by some illustrious physicist).
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