And, that's apparently what we can't do: Assume the models are right. In just a few short days, we've transitioned from...
A relatively weak storm that would track across Hispaniola, get shredded, and then weakly wobble over southern Florida, to
A stronger storm that could potentially take the Andrew track across southern Florida and reemerge in the GOM before turning northward, to
An incredibly strong storm that will track across the northern Bahamas before turning sharply north, scraping along the Florida coastline, and eventually coming ashore in North Carolina.
Who knows where we will actually end up and what the written history of this storm will recount? Clearly, no one. Or, no one computer model.
So, no matter how "advanced" or "evolved" we think we might be as humans, we still cannot accurately predict things that will happen a few days out. This is a reminder that we have far less control over things than we deceive ourselves into thinking we do.