60+ Erwin Schrodinger Quotes On Education, World And Human Nature

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  1. Multiplicity is only apparent, in truth, there is only one mind.
  2. Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.
  3. The world is a construct of our sensations, perceptions, memories. It is convenient to regard it as existing objectively on its own. But it certainly does not become manifest by its mere existence.
  4. Nature has no reverence towards life. Nature treats life as though it were the most valueless thing in the world.... Nature does not act by purposes.
  5. Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.
  6. The material world has only been constructed at the price of taking the self, that is, mind, out of it, removing it; mind is not part of it...
  7. For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
  8. The essential feature of statistics is a prudent and systematic ignoring of details.
  9. The organism feeds on negative entropy.
  10. The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena.

Erwin Schrodinger Short Quotes

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  • An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly restricting egoism will perish.
  • I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it.
  • I insist upon the view that 'all is waves'.
  • Consciousness is a singular for which there is no plural.
  • I know not whence I came, nor whither I go, nor who I am.
  • No self is of itself alone.
  • The total number of minds in the universe is one.
  • The present is the only thing that has no end.

Erwin Schrodinger Quotes On Life

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Matter and energy seem granular in structure, and so does “life”, but not so mind. — Erwin Schrodinger

This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole... Thus you can throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched out upon mother earth, with the certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you. — Erwin Schrodinger

Thus you can throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched out upon Mother Earth, with certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you... — Erwin Schrodinger

Erwin Schrodinger Quotes On World

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The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this barrier does not exist. — Erwin Schrodinger

The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one. — Erwin Schrodinger

Our perceiving self is nowhere to be found in the world-picture, because it itself is the world-picture. — Erwin Schrodinger

Every man's world picture is and always remains a construct of his mind and cannot be proved to have any other existence. — Erwin Schrodinger

If we were bees, ants, or Lacedaemonian| warriors, to whom personal fear does not exist and cowardice is the most shameful thing in the world, warring would go on forever. But luckily we are only men — and cowards. — Erwin Schrodinger

Erwin Schrodinger Quotes On Quantum

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The great revelation of the quantum theory was that features of discreteness were discovered in the Book of Nature, in a context in which anything other than continuity seemed to be absurd according to the views held until then. — Erwin Schrodinger

The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model. — Erwin Schrodinger

In Darwin's theory, you just have to substitute 'mutations' for his 'slight accidental variations' (just as quantum theory substitutes 'quantum jump' for 'continuous transfer of energy'). In all other respects little change was necessary in Darwin's theory... — Erwin Schrodinger

Entanglement is not one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics. — Erwin Schrodinger

If all this damned quantum jumping were really here to stay, I should be sorry, I should be sorry I ever got involved with quantum theory. — Erwin Schrodinger

If we are going t stick to this damned quantum-jumping, then I regret that I ever had anything to do with quantum theory. — Erwin Schrodinger

Erwin Schrodinger Famous Quotes And Sayings

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There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction... The only solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad. — Erwin Schrodinger

The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the way. — Erwin Schrodinger

[A living organism] ... feeds upon negative entropy ... Thus the device by which an organism maintains itself stationary at a fairly high level of orderliness (= fairly low level of entropy) really consists in continually sucking orderliness from its environment. — Erwin Schrodinger

A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement. — Erwin Schrodinger

The stages of human development are to strive for: (1) Besitz [Possession] (2) Wissen [Knowledge] (3) Können [Ability] (4) Sein [Being]. — Erwin Schrodinger

Science cannot tell us a word about why music delights us, of why and how an old song can move us to tears. — Erwin Schrodinger

It seems plain and self-evident, yet it needs to be said: the isolated knowledge obtained by a group of specialists in a narrow field has in itself no value whatsoever, but only in its synthesis with all the rest of knowledge and only inasmuch as it really contributes in this synthesis toward answering the demand, "Who are we?" — Erwin Schrodinger

Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question. Science has no answer to it. — Erwin Schrodinger

The sensation of colour cannot be accounted for by the physicist's objective picture of light-waves. — Erwin Schrodinger

If you cannot - in the long run - tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthless. — Erwin Schrodinger

The plurality that we perceive is only an appearance; it is not real. Vedantic philosophy... has sought to clarify it by a number of analogies, one of the most attractive being the many-faceted crystal which, while showing hundreds of little pictures of what is in reality a single existent object, does not really multiply that object. — Erwin Schrodinger

I belong to those theoreticians who know by direct observation what it means to make a measurement. Methinks it were better if there were more of them. — Erwin Schrodinger

The self is not so much linked to its ancestors, it is not so much the product, and merely the product, of all that, but rather, in the strictest sense of the word, the same thing as all that: the strict, direct continuation of it, just as the self aged fifty is the continuation of the self aged forty. — Erwin Schrodinger

Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else. — Erwin Schrodinger

[Plato] was the first to envisage the idea of timeless existence and to emphasize it-against reason-as a reality, more [real] than our actual experience. — Erwin Schrodinger

If a man never contradicts himself, the reason must be that he virtually never says anything at all. — Erwin Schrodinger

No self is of itself alone. It has a long chain of intellectual ancestors. The "I" is chained to ancestry by many factors ... This is not mere allegory, but an eternal memory. — Erwin Schrodinger

The task is not to see what has never been seen before, but to think what has never been thought before about what you see everyday. — Erwin Schrodinger

For eternally and always there is only now, one and the same now; the present is the only thing that has no end. — Erwin Schrodinger

We must not wait for things to come, believing that they are decided by irrescindable destiny. If we want it, we must do something about it. — Erwin Schrodinger

Consciousness is a singular of which the plural is unknown. There is only one thing and that which seems to be a plurality is merely a series of different aspects of this one thing, produced by a deception, the Indian maya, as in a gallery of mirrors. — Erwin Schrodinger

Our mind, by virtue of a certain finite, limited capability, is by no means capable of putting a question to Nature that permits a continuous series of answers. The observations, the individual results of measurements, are the answers of Nature to our discontinuous questioning. — Erwin Schrodinger

In an honest search for knowledge, you quite often have to abide by ignorance for an indefinite period. — Erwin Schrodinger

We do not belong to this material world that science constructs for us. We are not in it; we are outside. We are only spectators. The reason why we believe that we are in it, that we belong to the picture, is that our bodies are in the picture. Our bodies belong to it. Not only my own body, but those of my friends, also of my dog and cat and horse, and of all the other people and animals. And this is my only means of communicating with them. — Erwin Schrodinger

The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists. — Erwin Schrodinger

Consciousness is never experienced in the plural, only in the singular. Not only has none of us ever experienced more than one consciousness, but there is also no trace of circumstantial evidence of this ever happening anywhere in the world. If I say that there cannot be more than one consciousness in the same mind, this seems a blunt tautology - we are quite unable to imagine the contrary... — Erwin Schrodinger

What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space. — Erwin Schrodinger

From all we have learnt about the structure of living matter, we must be prepared to find it working in a manner that cannot be reduced to the ordinary laws of physics. And that not on the ground that there is any 'new force' or what not, directing the behaviour of the single atoms within a living organism, but because the construction is different from anything we have yet tested in the physical laboratory. — Erwin Schrodinger

Life Lessons by Erwin Schrodinger

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  1. Erwin Schrodinger's work in quantum mechanics demonstrated that the behavior of particles on the atomic level is unpredictable and probabilistic.
  2. His famous thought experiment, known as Schrodinger's Cat, showed that the behavior of particles is linked to the observer, and that the act of observing can change the outcome.
  3. His work has implications for the nature of reality and the relationship between the observer and the observed, teaching us that the universe is far more complex than we may think.

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