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On the "Mysterious" Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science

@article{Wolff2017OnT,
  title={On the "Mysterious" Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science},
  author={J. Wolff},
  journal={viXra},
  year={2017}
}
This paper notes first that the effectiveness of mathematics in science appears to some writers to be "mysterious" or "unreasonable". Then reasons are given for thinking that science is, at root, the search for compression in the world. At more length, several reasons are given for believing that mathematics is, fundamentally, a set of techniques for information compression via the matching and unification of patterns (ICMUP), and their application. From there, it is argued that the… Expand

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