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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