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Max Born
December 11, 1882 - January 5, 1970
Nationality: German
Category: Mathematician
Subcategory: German Mathematician

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.

   

And 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.

   

Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless.

   

I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.

   

There are two objectionable types of believers: those who believe the incredible and those who believe that 'belief' must be discarded and replaced by 'the scientific method.

   

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.

   

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