God does not play dice with the universe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a quotation of Albert Einstein, "I, at any rate, am convinced that [God] does not throw dice" [Jedenfalls bin ich überzeugt, daß der nicht würfelt.],[1] by which he expressed his dissatisfaction with the preeminence of probability in the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Einstein himself used variants of the phrase at different times. (See Wikiquote-logo.svg Albert Einstein on Wikiquote.Wikiquote )

Phrase[edit]

God does not play dice with the universe

  1. The course of all events is predetermined.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1926, Letter to Max Born, published in 1971, Irene Born (translator), The Born-Einstein Letters, Walker and Company, New York, →ISBN.