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The question Is this Heisenberg joke actually real? is closed for the following reason:

This question does not appear to be about history of science and math, within the scope defined in the help center.

The help center lists these topics:

  • What influenced a certain scientist or mathematician's work in a certain topic?
  • Who discovered or invented this formula or theory?

It is unclear whether question about source for jokes on-topic or not.

FWIW, I have asked a similar question, and it's welcomed: In a popular anecdote, who took 20 minutes to decide that a thing was obvious?

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I don't think that it is easy to draw up any unambiguous criteria for this. For me personally, the older question seemed more relevant to the site, since it concerns mathematicians in their capacity as mathematicians, as opposed to the question about the Heisenberg story/joke. I realize, however, that this might be different for other people and think that it is a good idea in principle to handle such questions on a case-by-case basis.

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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean that even if Heisenberg really said that, it's still irrelevant to his work in specific, and to the history of science in general? $\endgroup$ – Ooker Apr 23 '19 at 2:28
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    $\begingroup$ Not only is it irrelevant to his work and the history of science, but it is in fact almost independent of the fact that he was a physicist. In the other question, the story at least involves the mathematician doing his job as a mathematician. But let me stress again that this is a matter of taste. $\endgroup$ – Danu Apr 25 '19 at 7:42

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