Eugene Wigner

Nobel Laureate in Physics

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics

Comm. in Pure and Applied Mathematics, 13, (1960) pp 1-14.

"Why can the physical world be described so well mathematically?"

Cited by Frank Turek in "Stealing from God", pg 36

"The enormous usefulness of mathematics in the natural sciences is something bordering on the mysterious, and there is no rational explanation for it ... it is an article of faith. "

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