“The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.”
— John Von Neumann
NOTE: The picture of the statue of John Von Neumann above is from the University of Oregon library, in Eugene Oregon, where I spent a semester studying mathematics before switching up and moving to Portland to study at PSU. Neumann was the inventor of my field, Game Theory.