Natura facit saltus: On Quantum Jumps and Particles Being Created Out of Nothing

  • Lars Jaeger


The aphorism Natura non facit saltus (Latin for “Nature makes no leaps”) describes a fundamental assumption in occidental thinking: processes in nature do not happen discontinuously and abruptly, but continuously and predictably. An oak tree does not turn from a seedling into a majestic tree overnight, but needs a few decades for that.

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  • Lars Jaeger
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  1. 1.BaarSwitzerland

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