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Einstein

In article <30c5fb53.5143559@news.demon.co.uk>,
Danny Thompson <dat@bantam.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Bzzzt!  Err, what God/dice thing?

During a discussion with Niels Bohr (one of the pioneers of quantum
mechanics), Einstein remarked something to the effect of "God does
not play dice with the Universe".

Most, if not all, physicists today believe that Einstein was wrong
about QM: it appears to be largely correct.  (Unfortunately, so
does general relativity, and the discrepancies between QM and
relativity remain unresolved.)

This quotation is occasionally presented as evidence that Einstein
believed in the Judaeo-Christian god.  See the alt.atheism FAQ
(available on the web at http://www.mantis.co.uk/atheism/) for some
longer quotations which better indicate his religious views.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin   | "After all, what did Brunel, Watt, Boulton and
Unipalm PIPEX | Telford do that was complex?  I could have built
Cambridge, UK | the Great Western Railway on my own." -- Ian Batten

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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.music.rave,uk.media,uk.misc
Subject: Einstein (was Re: Ecstasy and and the Establishment)
Followup-To: uk.misc
Date: 8 Dec 1995 15:02:04 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <4a9k1c$ksc@wave.news.pipex.net>
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