Henri Poincaré Quote

It may be appropriate to quote a statement of Poincaré, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal law since mathematicians think it is a law of nature whereas physicists are convinced that it is a mathematical theorem.


Quoted in Mark Kac, Statistical Independence in Probability, Analysis and Number Theory (1959)

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It may be appropriate to quote a statement of Poincaré, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal...

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It may be appropriate to quote a statement of Poincaré, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal...

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It may be appropriate to quote a statement of Poincaré, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal...

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It may be appropriate to quote a statement of Poincaré, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal...