Inspiration for scientists

Reading from the book of Michael White, Isaac Newton-The Last Sorcerer-p.82 at start of chapter 5, I found the following inspirational reflection of Werner Heisenberg.

“It is probably true quite generally what in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow”.

Published by pkrumbein

Retired Physics/Astronomy teacher and instructor. Master in Physics Education and Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics. My interests are in reading and writing.

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