“I at first did not understand how scientists could be superstitious, religious or mystical. The scientific method is supposed to be so logical and unemotional. But while working on the project, I thought a lot about creativity in science, and how discovering what has never been discovered before requires a degree of imagination that is maybe more natural to a less rational mind. So even if these scientists would apply rigorous method to their work, I now understand better how a predisposition to thinking out of the box can work. Testing wild ideas, believing them enough to spend years researching, and seeing what works out in the end.
Believing in the Pauli Effect seems crazy, but being open to what crazy possibilities is maybe what helped the amazing breakthroughs in quantum physics.”