Isnt "I am become" gramatically incorrect? So should either be revised or [sic]'d.
- This was the poetic form used in the 1944 translation of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, which is the one Oppenheimer was probably most familiar with. ~ Zeal 17:01, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
I have corrected minor errors in his famous quote from the Bhagavad Gita. While the scripture may refer to Krishna and Arjun, Oppenheimer said 'Vishnu' and 'the Prince'. I have corrected this in accordance with this source: http://www.atomicarchive.com/Movies/Movie8.shtml
- If we ask, for instance, whether the position of the electron remains the same, we must say 'no'; if we ask whether the electron's position changes with time, we must say 'no'; if we ask whether the electron is at rest, we must say 'no'; if we ask whether it is in motion, we must say 'no'. The Buddha has given such answers when interrogated as to the conditions of a man's self after his death; but they are not familiar answers for the tradition of seventeenth and eighteenth century science. --> the source for this quote is written here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_science#cite_note-21 . I have downloaded the article and checked myself. it is written in page 40 of the article
- The general notions about human understanding… which are illustrated by discoveries in atomic physics are not in the nature of things wholly unfamiliar, wholly unheard of or new. Even in our own culture they have a history, and in Buddhist and Hindu thought a more considerable and central place. What we shall find [in modern physics] is an exemplification, an encouragement, and a refinement of old wisdom.
- The juxtaposition of Western civilization's most terrifying scientific achievement with the most dazzling description of the mystical experience given to us by the Bhagavad Gita, India's greatest literary monument.
- Truth, not a pet, is man's best friend.
- Genius sees the answer before the question.
- The fictional (and hallucinatory) character "William Parcher" in A Beautiful Mind quotes Oppenheimer as saying this.
- No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows. ~J. Robert Oppenheimer
Shouldn't the name of this page match the name of the article in Wikipedia? (J. Robert Oppenheimer) 18.104.22.168 17:22, 11 February 2012 (UTC)