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The Unreasonableness of Math is Context Independence

Mathematics has produced some of the most beautiful and elegant abstractions in human history, what can system thinkers learn from their accuracy?

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There’s a concept known as the “unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.” Coined by physicist Eugene Wigner, it refers to the idea that math is unreasonably good at expressing the natural world, that mathematics often developed…

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Marianne Bellotti

Author of Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)