Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Einstein In Context...

A couple of folks have emailed me over time with inquiries about the (somewhat famous) quotation from Albert Einstein used in the right-hand column of this blog. For anyone interested in its fuller context, it comes from this 1921 address of Einstein's to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin, entitled "Geometry and Experience."  (Einstein was essentially addressing the notion of what would later come to be known as "the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" (Wigner) when he made the remark):


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