„It is widely believed that only those who can master the latest quantum mathematics can understand anything of what is happening. That is not so“

Essay on Atomism: From Democritus to 1960 (1961)
Kontext: It is widely believed that only those who can master the latest quantum mathematics can understand anything of what is happening. That is not so, provided one takes the long view, for no one can see far ahead. Against a historical background, the layman can understand what is involved, for example, in the fascinating challenge of continuity and discontinuity expressed in the antithesis of field and particle.<!--p.4

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„There is now a desperate need for a London-wide left caucus of those interested in the GLC and local councils so that we can compare and discuss what is happening in each borough.“

—  Ken Livingstone Mayor of London between 2000 and 2008 1945

As quoted in Socialist Organiser, the newspaper of the Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory (March 1979)

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„In modern quantum theory there can be no doubt that the elementary particles will finally also be mathematical forms“

—  Werner Heisenberg German theoretical physicist 1901 - 1976

Physics and Philosophy (1958)
Kontext: But the resemblance of the modern views to those of Plato and the Pythagoreans can be carried somewhat further. The elementary particles in Plato's Timaeus are finally not substance but mathematical forms. "All things are numbers" is a sentence attributed to Pythagoras. The only mathematical forms available at that time were such geometric forms as the regular solids or the triangles which form their surface. In modern quantum theory there can be no doubt that the elementary particles will finally also be mathematical forms but of a much more complicated nature.

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„I only believe in those who can still blush.“

—  Nélson Rodrigues Brazilian writer and playwright 1912 - 1980

Asfalto Selvagem: Engraçadinha, seus amores e seus pecados: novel - Page 176, by Nelson Rodrigues, Ruy Castro - Published by Companhia das Letras, 1994 ISBN 8571643717, 9788571643710 - 555 páginas

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„However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified features of atomic physics can only be acquired by foregoing visualization and objectification to an extent greater than that customary hitherto.“

—  Werner Heisenberg German theoretical physicist 1901 - 1976

The Development of Quantum Mechanics (1933)
Kontext: However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified features of atomic physics can only be acquired by foregoing visualization and objectification to an extent greater than that customary hitherto. We have probably no reason to regret this, because the thought of the great epistemological difficulties with which the visual atom concept of earlier physics had to contend gives us the hope that the abstracter atomic physics developing at present will one day fit more harmoniously into the great edifice of Science.

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„Quantum theory provides us with a striking illustration of the fact that we can fully understand a connection though we can only speak of it in images and parables.“

—  Werner Heisenberg, buch Der Teil und das Ganze

Die Quantentheorie ist so ein wunderbares Beispiel dafür, daß man einen Sachverhalt in völliger Klarheit verstanden haben kann und gleichzeitig doch weiß, daß man nur in Bildern und Gleichnissen von ihm reden kann.
Der Teil und das Ganze. Gespräche im Umkreis der Atomphysik (1969); also in "Kein Chaos, aus dem nicht wieder Ordnung würde", Die Zeit No. 34 (22 August 1969) http://www.zeit.de/1969/34/kein-chaos-aus-dem-nicht-wieder-ordnung-wuerde/komplettansicht; as translated in Physics and Beyond : Encounters and Conversation (1971)

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„so mortals tend to see only what they can understand.“

—  Rick Riordan, buch Percy Jackson: Im Bann des Zyklopen

Quelle: The Sea of Monsters

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„… one can still say that quantum mechanics is the key to understanding magnetism. When one enters the first room with this key there are unexpected rooms beyond, but it is always the master key that unlocks each door.“

—  John Hasbrouck Van Vleck American physicist 1899 - 1980

Quantum Mechanics, The Key to Understanding Magnetism, Nobel Lecture http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1977/vleck-lecture.pdf (December 8, 1977)

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„Lizards don't look anything like dinosaurs. Why doesn't anyone understand this?… Ignore what you've seen in the cheesy old movies made by those who don't know anything; there's not even one dinosaur that looks anything like a lizard. It's so obvious it bothers me that no one can see this.“

—  Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962

Youtube, Other, Geerup's Terrible Lizard Classification https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZeowON8l8 (July 28, 2009)

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„Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.“

—  Paulo Freire, buch Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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„To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.“

—  Leonhard Euler Swiss mathematician 1707 - 1783

As quoted in Fundamentals of Teaching Mathematics at University Level (2000) by Benjamin Baumslag, p. 214

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„Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.“

—  Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954

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„Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.“

—  Rebecca West British feminist and author 1892 - 1983

As quoted in The Sunday Telegraph, London (1975), and Rebecca West : A Life (1987) by Victoria Glendinning, p. xi

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„I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.“

—  Richard Feynman, buch The Character of Physical Law

Variante: I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.
Quelle: The Character of Physical Law (1965), chapter 6, “Probability and Uncertainty — the Quantum Mechanical View of Nature,” p. 129

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—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930

Random Thoughts https://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2004/12/06/random-thoughts-n996213, Townhall, December 2004.
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