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"Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the Old One. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice."

Albert Einstein in a 1926 letter to Max Born
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"The complete is more than the sum of its pieces."

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"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable."

Albert Einstein in a response to Alfred Kerr
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"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

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"Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things."

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"The truth is more important than the facts." ... "There is nothing more uncommon than common sense."

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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

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"Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed."

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"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate. - Plurality should not be posited without necessity."

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"Cogito ergo sum. – I think, therefore I am."

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I THINK TO LIVE. David Waithera


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