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Eugene P. Wigner on Mathematics - Dictionary of Arguments

Wilson I 67
Mathematics/Logics/Wigner/Wilson, E. O.: (E. Wigner, The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences, in: Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematis 13 (1969), s. 1. -14.):
Wilson: Wigner spoke of the illogical effects of mathematics in the natural sciences. For reasons that have been closed to scientists and philosophers alike, the agreement between mathematical theory and experimental physics is so great that the conclusion that mathematics is the natural language of science in a deeper sense is virtually imposed.
Wigner: The enormous usefulness of mathematics for the natural sciences is something that borders on a mystery and for which there is no reasonable explanation. It is not natural that "laws of nature" exist, and even less so that the human is able to recognize them.

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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Wigner I
Eugene P. Wigner
Symmetries and Reflections: Scientific Essays Carbridge, MA 1970

WilsonEO I
E. O. Wilson
Consilience. The Unity of Knowledge, New York 1998
German Edition:
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge New York 1998

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