Werner Heisenberg Quote

In the experiments about atomic events we have to do with things and facts, with phenomena that are just as real as any phenomena in daily life. But the atoms of the elementary particles are not as real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.


Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science - Chapter X (p. 186), Harper & Row, Publishers. 1958

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In the experiments about atomic events we have to do with things and facts, with phenomena that are just as real as any phenomena in daily life. But...

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In the experiments about atomic events we have to do with things and facts, with phenomena that are just as real as any phenomena in daily life. But...

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In the experiments about atomic events we have to do with things and facts, with phenomena that are just as real as any phenomena in daily life. But...

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In the experiments about atomic events we have to do with things and facts, with phenomena that are just as real as any phenomena in daily life. But...