Werner Heisenberg Quotes
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It is important that we should understand the "handwriting" of atoms for it is something which has not been thought out by man; it has far deeper meaning. Even when we shall have mastered and understood it, let us not forget that is the content not the words which is important in a tragedy or comedy and that this also holds good for our world.
I remember discussions with Bohr which went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?
Science no longer confronts nature as an objective observer, but sees itself as an actor in this interplay between man and nature. The scientific method of analysing, explaining, and classifying has become conscious of its limitations.... Method and object can no longer be separated.
Every tool carries with it the spirit by which it has been created.