" Neils Bohr had a horseshoe nailed over the door to his office.
When a graduate student asked him if he believed the supersition
that this would bring good luck, Bohr said, "I'm told it works
whether you believe in it or not." "
" Once, at the afternoon tea, in the Institute [Copenhagen] E.Teller tried
to explain to Bohr why he thought Bohr was wrong in thinking that
the historical set-up of classical concepts would forever dominate
our way of expressing our sense experience. Bohr listened with closed
eyes and finally only said:
“Oh, I understand. You might as well say that we are not sitting here,
drinking tea, but that we are just dreaming all that.” "
’The Copenhagen Interpretation’, by C.F.von Weizsaecker, in
‘Quantum Theory and Beyond’, Ted Bastin ed., Cambridge U.P., 1971.
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