Letters to the editor
By Science News, 12:50 PM August 9, 2013
Bohr no boor
As described in “When the atom went quantum,” (SN: 7/13/13, p. 20), Bohr’s willingness to travel both paths when different viewpoints seemed to clash, yet both seemed to fit the data, was crucial to the development of quantum mechanics. Yet that willingness cannot be equated with acceptance of all possible views. Having investigated the paths indicated by classical physics, he found them to be dead ends and did not persist in walking those while he followed various quantum pat...
Source URL: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/letters-editor-11?mode=magazine&context=4559