Werner Heisenberg Quote

Words have no well-defined meaning. We can sometimes by axioms give a precise meaning to words, but still we never know how these precise words correspond to reality, whether they fit reality or not.


In: Paul Buckley and F. David Peat (eds.), Glimpsing Reality: Ideas in Physics and the Link to Biology, Werner Heisenberg (p. 7)

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Words have no well-defined meaning. We can sometimes by axioms give a precise meaning to words, but still we never know how these precise words...

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Words have no well-defined meaning. We can sometimes by axioms give a precise meaning to words, but still we never know how these precise words...

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Words have no well-defined meaning. We can sometimes by axioms give a precise meaning to words, but still we never know how these precise words...

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Words have no well-defined meaning. We can sometimes by axioms give a precise meaning to words, but still we never know how these precise words...