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"Niels Bohr, one of the founding fathers of quantum physics, was often asked to speak to lay audiences about the new science. He would begin by telling a story in which a young rabbinical student goes to three lectures by a very famous rabbi. Afterward he describes these to his friends. The first lecture, says the student, was very good--he understood everything. The second was much better--he did not understand it, but the rabbi understood everything. The third lecture was, however, the best of all, very subtle and deep--it was so good that even the rabbi did not understand it.
"Bohr, like the rabbi of the story, never understood the science he had helped to create. Nor did Albert Einstein, who didn't even like quantum physics. Even today many scientists have trouble coming to terms with the central concepts of the new physics .... Laymen can be forgiven for being largely unaware of how profoundly different the science of the twentieth century really is from past science, and how this difference may bear on their own lives and thinking.
Excerpted from Who's Afraid of Schrodinger's Cat?Who's Afraid of Schrodinger's Cat?. Copyright � by Ian Marshall. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.