The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in The Natural Sciences - Responses To Wigner's Original Paper

Responses To Wigner's Original Paper

Wigner's original paper has provoked and inspired many responses across a wide range of disciplines. These include Richard Hamming in Computer Science, Arthur Lesk in Molecular Biology, Peter Norvig in data mining, Max Tegmark in Physics, Ivor Grattan-Guinness in Mathematics and Vela Velupillai in Economics.

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