The Botereid

Sunday, October 17, 2004

the day's quotation

Karl Popper, Unended Quest

I was invited to Princeton, and read in a seminar a paper on "Indeterminism in Quantum Physics and in Classical Physics," an outline of a much longer paper. In the discussion Einstein said a few words of agreement, and Bohr spoke at length (going on until we were the only two left), arguing with the help of the famous two-slit experiment that the situation in quantum physics was completely new, and altogether incomparable with that in classical physics. The fact that Einstein and Bohr came to my lecture I regard as the greatest compliment I have ever received.


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