### „It is widely believed that only those who can master the latest quantum mathematics can understand anything of what is happening. That is not so“

— Lancelot Law Whyte

Context: It is widely believed that only those who can master the latest quantum mathematics can understand anything of what is happening. That is not so, provided one takes the long view, for no one can see far ahead. Against a historical background, the layman can understand what is involved, for example, in the fascinating challenge of continuity and discontinuity expressed in the antithesis of field and particle.<!--p.4