[Ads-l] Niels Bohr Quote

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Jul 28 12:15:13 EDT 2017


Kit Pedler _Mind over Matter:  A Scientist's View of the Paranormal_ Thames Methuen, 1981
[Google books Snippet View; https://books.google.com/books?id=3hN_AAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=shocked ]
"Niels Bohr wrote: 'Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it."


John Gribbin, _In Search of Schrodinger's Cat_ Bantam 1984.
Epigram on p 5 "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.  Niels Bohr 1885 - 1962"

https://books.google.com/books?id=IxOBm322_lIC&q=shocked#v=snippet&q=shocked&f=false

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> The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has the following quote under Niels Bohr:
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> [Of quantum mechanics:] Anybody who is not shocked by this subject has failed to understand it.
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> Niels Bohr, attributed in Nature, 23 August 1990
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> Can anyone supply any occurrences of this quote, or variants of it, prior to the 1990 Nature attribution?
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> Fred Shapiro

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