Classical Theory Quotes (2 quotes)
The kinetic concept of motion in classical theory will have to undergo profound modifications. (That is why I also avoided the term orbit in my paper throughout.) We must not bind the atoms in the chains of our prejudicesto which, in my opinion, also belongs the assumption that electron orbits exist in the sense of ordinary mechanicsbut we must, on the contrary, adapt our concepts to experience.
The vital act is the act of participation. Participator is the incontrovertible new concept given by quantum mechanics. It strikes down the term observer of classical theory, the man who stands safely behind the thick glass wall and watches what goes on without taking part. It cant be done, quantum mechanics says.