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Paul Dirac and the parrot

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When Bohr bemoaned to Ernest Rutherford,‌ “Dirac never says anything,” Rutherford replied with a story about a shop owner assuaging a dissatisfied customer who had purchased a parrot that would not speak. “Please forgive me. You wanted a parrot that talks, and I gave you the parrot that thinks.”