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Why did the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics got the upperhand?

The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics is nowadays the interpretation that prevails over other interpretations (or theories). Basically, it states that all processes in Nature are ...
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context of a Niels Bohr quote “some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them”

I saw this quote today... “Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.” It is attributed to Niels Bohr. What was the subject referred to?
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What is the source of a quotation by Niels Bohr?

The quote is: When asked ... [about] an underlying quantum world, Bohr would answer, 'There is no quantum world. There is only an abstract quantum physical description. It is wrong to think that the ...
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How did Bohr guess the quantization rule?

We all know Bohr's quantization rule as $L = \frac{nh}{2\pi}$. How did Bohr derive this? If it is a guess, what is the reason behind choosing $\frac{h}{2\pi}$ and not some other constant? Why did he ...