Thursday, May 13, 2010


Someone who had a great influence on me as a young person once said that an important mark of maturity is a tolerance for ambiguity. I thought of that when I came across the following quotation:

If we ask, for instance, whether the position of the electron remains the same, we must say "no"; if we ask whether the electron's position changes with time, we must say "no"; if we ask whether the electron is at rest, we must say "no"; if we ask whether it is in motion, we must say "no."

-- J. Robert Oppenheimer

We truly need to sit loose to our assumptions about the nature of reality, don't we?

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