Max Born Quotes (11 quotes)
“The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it, seems to me the deepest root of all that is evil in the world.”
p. 230, also in My Life and Views (1968), p. 183 - Natural Philosophy of Cause and Chance (1964)
“If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.”
Einstein's Statistical Theories in Albert Einstein : Philosopher-Scientist (1951) edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp, p. 176
“Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless.”
The Voyage into the Dark (1961); also in My Life and Views (1968), p. 154
“The continuity of our science has not been affected by all these turbulent happenings, as the older theories have always been included as limiting cases in the new ones.”
As quoted in Beyond Positivism and Relativism : Theory, Method, and Evidence (1996) by Larry Laudan, p. 259
“It is true that many scientists are not philosophically minded and have hitherto shown much skill and ingenuity but little wisdom.”
Natural Philosophy of Cause and Chance (1964)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMax Born
Born: December 11, 1882
Died: January 5, 1970 (aged 87)
Bio: Max Born was a German-British physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 30s. Born won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics.