Heisenberg quotes - Heisenberg Werner Physics and Philosophy The Revolution in Modern Science(New York Harper Row 1958 ISBN 1-57392-694-9 We cannot

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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 
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