Talk:Eugene Wigner

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  1. Physics can't even prove physics.
  2. was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.
  3. "OK, so the computer has understood, but what about me?" -- allegedly Wigner on numerical simulations.

Regarding #3[edit]

The original quote seems to be "It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem, but I would like to understand the problem, too."

Reference for quote: Douglas Robertson, Phase Change, 2003 (ISBN 0195157486) and points to another book, "Nieminen, R.M. 2001. From Computer Crunching to Virtual Reality. In Mathematics Unlimited-2001 and Beyond, ed. B. Enquist and W. Schmid, 937-960. Berlin: Springer." ( with no further reference: However impressed we are of the power of the computational approach, it is also necessary to reflect on the following sobering remark, also attributed to E. P. Wigner: "It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it, too".