WOW! How funny!

During the 1920s, quantum physicists struggled to conceptually move from the paradigm of parts to the paradigm of the whole. However, it was hard to break down the Cartesian mechanistic mindset till it was spectacularly broken down in physics by Heisenberg who saw the shift from the ‘parts’ to the ‘whole’ as the central aspect of that conceptual revolution.

He was so impressed by it that he titled his scientific autobiography Der Teil und das Ganze (‘The Part and the Whole‘).

Unfortunately, Heisenberg’s British and American publishers did not realize the significance of this title and renamed the book as ‘Physics and Beyond’.

How funny!


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