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Unformatted text preview: Heisenberg, Werner. Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science. (New York: Harper & Row, 1958). ISBN: 1-57392-694-9 We cannot disregard the fact that natural science is formed by men. Natural science does not simply describe and explain nature; it is a part of the interplay between nature and ourselves; it describes nature as exposed to our method of questioning. -p 81 "The philosophic thesis that all knowledge is ultimately founded in experience has in the end led to a postulate concerning the logical clarification of an statement about nature. Such a postulate may have seemed justified in the period of classical physics, but since quantum theory we have learned that it cannot be fulfilled. The words "position" and "velocity of an electron, for instance, seemed perfectly well defined as to both their meaning and their possible connections, and in fact they...
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