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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.
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John Von Neumann

United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)

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