Shut up and calculate
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- You can’t blame most physicists for following this ‘shut up and calculate’ ethos because it has led to tremendous developments in nuclear physics, atomic physics, solid state physics and particle physics.
- Jean Bricmont, quoted in Zeeya Merali, "What is Really Real?", Nature (2015)
- Thinking about foundations pays off in the long run. David Mermin once summarized a popular attitude towards quantum theory as “Shut up and calculate!”. We suggest an alternative slogan: “Shut up and contemplate!”
- Lucien Hardy and Robert Spekkens, "Why Physics Needs Quantum Foundations" (2010)