„Bohr was inconsistent, unclear, willfully obscure and right. Einstein was consistent, clear, down-to-earth and wrong.“

quoted in Graham Farmelo, " Random Acts of Science http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/books/review/Farmelo-t.html", The New York Times (June 11, 2010)

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