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This article focuses on episodes in the history of physics relating to the possible role of hidden variables in quantum theory – episodes involving John von Neumann, Grete Hermann, David Bohm, and John S. Bell. The glare of limelight sometimes obscures developments unfolding away from it that later turn out to be significant…… More..
Science is not just ‘perception plus logic’, since extra-logical elements are inexorably present, and possibly play an important role, in all scientific inquiry, in which tacit learning and inductive inference are involved as essential mechanisms…..A more complete form of the … More..
Logic is supposed to provide a secure foundation to mathematics.In mathematics, ‘everything is logical and certain’ – such, at least, is the common perception of what mathematics is. In fact, things are not so simple, and logical perfection (or ‘completeness’) … More..
This is the centenary year of that towering intellect, a great mathematician and logician of all times, who was made to meet an unfortunate end. More..
The world-view acquired from the macroscopic world we live in may not be competent enough to properly pose, let alone resolve, the problems of interpretation of quantum theory; nevertheless, some kind of an understanding and interpretation of the exotic rules … More..
‘The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences’ – this is the title of a widely cited paper by the Nobel winning Hungarian Physicist Eugene P. Wigner, where he famously expresses his sense of puzzled wonder….. Read More (PDF)