… that it is knowable and mathematically based.

That was said better by Eugene Wigner.

The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. – “The Unreasonable Effectiveness “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences,” in

Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics,vol. 13, No. I (February 1960). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Copyright © 1960 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

– Nobel Laureate physicist Eugene Wigner (1902–1995)

*See also:* At PBS: Puzzle of mathematics is more complex than we sometimes think Astrophysicist Mario Livio: There are actually two facets to the “unreasonable effectiveness,” one that I call active and another that I dub passive.”

In science, as in politics, people acknowledge facts that they can no longer plausibly deny, but then seek to undermine them and those who insist on them.

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