On 12 January 2014 19:53, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to  interpret,
> they mainly make models. By a model is meant a  mathematical construct
> which, with the addition of certain verbal  interpretations, describes
> observed phenomena. The justification of  such a mathematical construct is
> solely and precisely that it is  expected to work.
>     --—John von Neumann
> How does one know which mathematical construct to try out, to see if it
will work? Surely interpretation becomes necessary at some point.

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