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Eugene Wigner Quotes: The enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious and there is no rational explanation of it.
         

The enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious and there is no rational explanation of it.


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The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve.

The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve.



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Solipsism may be logically consistent with present Quantum Mechanics, Monism in the sense of Materialism is not.



It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.

It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.



The unreasonable efficiency of mathematics in science is a gift we neither understand nor deserve.

The unreasonable efficiency of mathematics in science is a gift we neither understand nor deserve.



There are two kinds of people in the world: Johnny Von Neumann and the rest of us.

There are two kinds of people in the world: Johnny Von Neumann and the rest of us.



[T]he laws of quantum mechanics itself cannot be formulated ... without recourse to the concept of consciousness.

[T]he laws of quantum mechanics itself cannot be formulated ... without recourse to the concept of consciousness.



OK, so the computer has understood, but what about me ?

OK, so the computer has understood, but what about me ?



The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.



It's nice the know the computer understands the situation, but I would like to understand it too.

It's nice the know the computer understands the situation, but I would like to understand it too.



... mathematics is the science of skillful operations with concepts and rules invented just for this purpose.

... mathematics is the science of skillful operations with concepts and rules invented just for this purpose.





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