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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, 1921
Born 14 March 1879(1879-03-14)
Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died 18 April 1955 (aged 76)
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Residence Germany, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Citizenship Württemberg/Germany (1879–96)
Stateless (1896–1901)
Switzerland (1901–55)
Austria (1911–12)
Germany (1914–33)
United States (1940–55)[1]
Ethnicity Jewish
Fields Physics
Institutions Swiss Patent Office (Bern)
University of Zurich
Charles University in Prague
ETH Zurich
Prussian Academy of Sciences
Kaiser Wilhelm Institute
University of Leiden
Institute for Advanced Study
Alma mater ETH Zurich
University of Zurich
Doctoral advisor Alfred Kleiner
Other academic advisors Heinrich Friedrich Weber
Notable students Ernst G. Straus
Nathan Rosen
Leo Szilard
Raziuddin Siddiqui[2]
Known for General relativity
Special relativity
Photoelectric effect
Brownian motion
Mass-energy equivalence
Einstein field equations
Unified Field Theory
Bose–Einstein statistics
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1921)
Copley Medal (1925)
Max Planck Medal (1929)
Time Person of the Century
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.Albert Einstein (pronounced /ˈælbərt ˈaɪnstaɪn/; German: [ˈalbɐt ˈaɪ̯nʃtaɪ̯n]  ( listen); 14 March 1879–18 April 1955) was a German-born Swiss-American theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time.^ I'm really beginning to wonder if it isn't the best TV drama of all time.
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^ One thing I didn't catch the first time around was that Ben said he was "one of the people" who was smart enough to not end up in the grave.
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He is often regarded as the father of modern physics.[3] He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."[4]
.His many contributions to physics include the special and general theories of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the first post-Newtonian expansion, explaining the perihelion advance of Mercury, prediction of the deflection of light by gravity and gravitational lensing, the first fluctuation dissipation theorem which explained the Brownian movement of molecules, the photon theory and wave-particle duality, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, the semiclassical version of the Schrödinger equation, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation.^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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Einstein published more than 300 scientific and over 150 non-scientific works.[5] Einstein additionally wrote and commentated prolifically on numerous philosophical and political issues.

Contents

Biography

Early life and education

Einstein at the age of 4. His father showed him a pocket compass, and Einstein realized that there must be something causing the needle to move, despite the apparent “empty space.”[6]
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire on 14 March 1879.[7] His father was Hermann Einstein, a salesman and engineer. His mother was Pauline Einstein (née Koch). In 1880, the family moved to Munich, where his father and his uncle founded Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie, a company that manufactured electrical equipment based on direct current.[7]
Albert Einstein in 1893 (age 14). From Euclid, Einstein began to understand deductive reasoning, and by the age of twelve, he had learned Euclidean geometry. Soon after he began to investigate infinitesimal calculus. .At age 16, he performed the first of his famous thought experiments in which he visualized traveling alongside a beam of light.^ E=MC`2 Isn't there something about travelling at the speed of light, you stay the same age while your friends and relatives age?
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[8]
The Einsteins were non-observant Jews. Their son attended a Catholic elementary school from the age of five until ten.[9] Although Einstein had early speech difficulties, he was a top student in elementary school.[10][11] As he grew, Einstein built models and mechanical devices for fun and began to show a talent for mathematics.[7] In 1889 Max Talmud (later changed to Max Talmey) introduced the ten-year old Einstein to key texts in science, mathematics and philosophy, including Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and Euclid’s Elements (which Einstein called the "holy little geometry book").[12] Talmud was a poor Jewish medical student from Poland. The Jewish community arranged for Talmud to take meals with the Einsteins each week on Thursdays for six years. During this time Talmud wholeheartedly guided Einstein through many secular educational interests.[13][14]
In 1894, his father’s company failed: Direct current (DC) lost the War of Currents to alternating current (AC). In search of business, the Einstein family moved to Italy, first to Milan and then, a few months later, to Pavia. When the family moved to Pavia, Einstein stayed in Munich to finish his studies at the Luitpold Gymnasium. His father intended for him to pursue electrical engineering, but Einstein clashed with authorities and resented the school’s regimen and teaching method. He later wrote that the spirit of learning and creative thought were lost in strict rote learning. .In the spring of 1895, he withdrew to join his family in Pavia, convincing the school to let him go by using a doctor’s note.^ Are the rest of them going to let him keep thinking that he has the right to play games with their lives?
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^ Maybe Ben captured Jacob like Bentham said and will not let him go.
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[7] During this time, Einstein wrote his first scientific work, "The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields".[15]
Einstein applied directly to the Eidgenössische Polytechnische Schule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. Lacking the requisite Matura certificate, he took an entrance examination, which he failed, although he got exceptional marks in mathematics and physics.[16] The Einsteins sent Albert to Aarau, in northern Switzerland to finish secondary school.[7] While lodging with the family of Professor Jost Winteler, he fell in love with the family’s daughter, Marie. (His sister Maja later married the Winteler son, Paul.)[17] In Aarau, Einstein studied Maxwell’s electromagnetic theory. At age 17, he graduated, and, with his father’s approval, renounced his citizenship in the German Kingdom of Württemberg to avoid military service, and enrolled in 1896 in the mathematics and physics program at the Polytechnic in Zurich. Marie Winteler moved to Olsberg, Switzerland for a teaching post.
In the same year, Einstein’s future wife, Mileva Marić, also entered the Polytechnic to study mathematics and physics, the only woman in the academic cohort. Over the next few years, Einstein and Marić’s friendship developed into romance. In a letter to her, Einstein called Marić “a creature who is my equal and who is as strong and independent as I am.”[18] Einstein graduated in 1900 from the Polytechnic with a diploma in mathematics and physics;[19] Although historians have debated whether Marić influenced Einstein’s work, the majority of academic historians of science agree that she did not.[20][21][22]

Marriages and children

In early 1902, Einstein and Mileva Marić had a daughter they named Lieserl in their correspondence, who was born in Novi Sad where Marić's parents lived.[23] Her full name is not known, and her fate is uncertain after 1903.[24]
Einstein and Marić married in January 1903. In May 1904, the couple’s first son, Hans Albert Einstein, was born in Bern, Switzerland. Their second son, Eduard, was born in Zurich in July 1910. In 1914, Einstein moved to Berlin, while his wife remained in Zurich with their sons. Marić and Einstein divorced on 14 February 1919, having lived apart for five years.
Einstein married Elsa Löwenthal (née Einstein) on 2 June 1919, after having had a relationship with her since 1912. She was his first cousin maternally and his second cousin paternally. In 1933, they emigrated permanently to the United States. In 1935, Elsa Einstein was diagnosed with heart and kidney problems and died in December 1936.[25]

Patent office

The Einsteinhaus on the Kramgasse in Bern, where Einstein lived with his first wife during his Annus Mirabilis
Left to right: Conrad Habicht, Maurice Solovine and Einstein, who founded the Olympia Academy
After graduating, Einstein spent almost two frustrating years searching for a teaching post, but a former classmate’s father helped him secure a job in Bern, at the Federal Office for Intellectual Property, the patent office, as an assistant examiner.[26] He evaluated patent applications for electromagnetic devices. In 1903, Einstein’s position at the Swiss Patent Office became permanent, although he was passed over for promotion until he "fully mastered machine technology".[27]
.Much of his work at the patent office related to questions about transmission of electric signals and electrical-mechanical synchronization of time, two technical problems that show up conspicuously in the thought experiments that eventually led Einstein to his radical conclusions about the nature of light and the fundamental connection between space and time.^ I know this is not information we've gotten from the show, but I'm thinking that "The Lost Experience" is probably canon to some extent, and I thought that the mystery of where Alvar Hanso had been was solved.
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^ Without so much else going on the Losties didnt get much of a showing this week, although I thought the reveal that Jacks secret was that "I knew about the plan all along", was pretty weak.
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[28]
With friends he met in Bern, Einstein formed a weekly discussion club on science and philosophy, which he jokingly named "The Olympia Academy." Their readings included the works of Henri Poincaré, Ernst Mach, and David Hume, which influenced his scientific and philosophical outlook.

Academic career

In 1901, Einstein had a paper on the capillary forces of a straw published in the prestigious Annalen der Physik.[29] In 1905, he received his doctorate from the University of Zurich. His thesis was titled "On a new determination of molecular dimensions". That same year, which has been called Einstein's annus mirabilis or "miracle year", he published four groundbreaking papers, on the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, special relativity, and the equivalence of matter and energy, which were to bring him to the notice of the academic world.
By 1908, he was recognized as a leading scientist, and he was appointed lecturer at the University of Berne. The following year, he quit the patent office and the lectureship to take the position of physics professor at the University of Zurich. He became a full professor at Karl-Ferdinand University in Prague in 1911. In 1914, he returned to Germany after being appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics and professor at the University of Berlin.
In 1911, he had calculated that, based on his new theory of general relativity, light from another star would be bent by the Sun's gravity. That prediction was claimed confirmed by observations made by a British expedition led by Sir Arthur Eddington during the solar eclipse of May 29, 1919. International media reports of this made Einstein world famous. (Much later, questions were raised whether the measurements were accurate enough to support such a claim.)
In 1921, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Because relativity was still considered somewhat controversial, it was officially bestowed for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. He also received the Copley Medal from the Royal Society in 1925.

Emigration to the United States

Einstein's residence in Princeton
In 1933, Einstein emigrated because of the rise to power of the Nazis[30] and took up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey, an affiliation that lasted until his death in 1955. There, he tried unsuccessfully to develop a unified field theory and to refute the accepted interpretation of quantum physics.
He and Kurt Gödel, another Institute member, became close friends. .They would take long walks together discussing their work.^ Any which way, they were supposed to hook up with Samantha and Tooms in the VW (to or from Dharma or Mitteleos or whatever)so Roger would take Ben to the island.
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.Just prior to the beginning of World War II in Europe, Einstein was persuaded to lend his enormous prestige to a letter sent to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 2, 1939, alerting him to the possibility that Nazi Germany might be developing an atomic bomb.^ People who talk of outlawing the atomic bomb are mistaken what needs to be outlawed is war.
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^ This was just the beginning of Ben's visions, what makes him "special" and enables his communication with Jacob/the island.
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^ The greatest crime since World War II has been US foreign policy.
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In 1940, he became an American citizen.
In 1952, he was offered the position of President of Israel, but declined.

Death

On 17 April 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had previously been reinforced surgically by Dr. Rudolph Nissen in 1948.[31] He took the draft of a speech he was preparing for a television appearance commemorating the State of Israel’s seventh anniversary with him to the hospital, but he did not live long enough to complete it.[32] Einstein refused surgery, saying: "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly."[33] He died in Princeton Hospital early the next morning at the age of 76, having continued to work until near the end. .Einstein’s remains were cremated and his ashes were scattered around the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.^ Anyway, the headline: "Volcanic Ash Studied for Plane Safety from Discovery News" "Understanding why eruptions can stall jet engines is the focus of a new study."
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[34][35] During the autopsy, the pathologist of Princeton Hospital, Thomas Stoltz Harvey removed Einstein’s brain for preservation, without the permission of his family, in hope that the neuroscience of the future would be able to discover what made Einstein so intelligent.[36]

Scientific career

Throughout his life, Einstein published hundreds of books and articles. Most were about physics, but a few expressed leftist political opinions about pacifism, socialism, and zionism.[5][7] In addition to the work he did by himself he also collaborated with other scientists on additional projects including the Bose–Einstein statistics, the Einstein refrigerator and others.[37]

Physics in 1900

Einstein’s early papers all come from attempts to demonstrate that atoms exist and have a finite nonzero size. .At the time of his first paper in 1902, it was not yet completely accepted by physicists that atoms were real, even though chemists had good evidence ever since Antoine Lavoisier’s work a century earlier.^ I like them both just about equally, even though I've invested wayyyyy more time in Lost.
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^ So even though I have mostly liked Jack even when others like to hate him, I say it is time for Sayid to kick his ass until he agrees not to keep any more secrets.
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The reason physicists were skeptical was because no 19th century theory could fully explain the properties of matter from the properties of atoms.
Ludwig Boltzmann was a leading 19th century atomist physicist, who had struggled for years to gain acceptance for atoms. Boltzmann had given an interpretation of the laws of thermodynamics, suggesting that the law of entropy increase is statistical. In Boltzmann’s way of thinking, the entropy is the logarithm of the number of ways a system could be configured inside. .The reason the entropy goes up is only because it is more likely for a system to go from a special state with only a few possible internal configurations to a more generic state with many.^ Because you and I both know he is going to go back without Locke and be all like "WTF? Jacod killed him, what did you want ME to do?"
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^ Maybe posting the synopsis makes you feel special, like you are the only one with the info.
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^ Luis is far better known to the general public, but how many of them are watching "Lost" (Oh, about 7.5 million or so - really, more of them than there are of us.
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While Boltzmann’s statistical interpretation of entropy is universally accepted today, and Einstein believed it, at the turn of the 20th century it was a minority position.
The statistical idea was most successful in explaining the properties of gases. James Clerk Maxwell, another leading atomist, had found the distribution of velocities of atoms in a gas, and derived the surprising result that the viscosity of a gas should be independent of density. Intuitively, the friction in a gas would seem to go to zero as the density goes to zero, but this is not so, because the mean free path of atoms becomes large at low densities. A subsequent experiment by Maxwell and his wife confirmed this surprising prediction. Other experiments on gases and vacuum, using a rotating slitted drum, showed that atoms in a gas had velocities distributed according to Maxwell’s distribution law.
In addition to these successes, there were also inconsistencies. Maxwell noted that at cold temperatures, atomic theory predicted specific heats that are too large. In classical statistical mechanics, every spring-like motion has thermal energy kBT on average at temperature T, so that the specific heat of every spring is Boltzmann’s constant kB. A monatomic solid with N atoms can be thought of as N little balls representing N atoms attached to each other in a box grid with 3N springs, so the specific heat of every solid is 3NkB, a result which became known as the Dulong–Petit law. This law is true at room temperature, but not for colder temperatures. At temperatures near zero, the specific heat goes to zero.
Similarly, a gas made up of a molecule with two atoms can be thought of as two balls on a spring. This spring has energy kBT at high temperatures, and should contribute an extra kB to the specific heat. It does at temperatures of about 1000 degrees, but at lower temperature, this contribution disappears. .At zero temperature, all other contributions to the specific heat from rotations and vibrations also disappear.^ It seems there are some folks who are dedicated to a specific show at the exclusion of all others.
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This behavior was inconsistent with classical physics.
The most glaring inconsistency was in the theory of light waves. .Continuous waves in a box can be thought of as infinitely many spring-like motions, one for each possible standing wave.^ I also loved the switching of my expectations...like many people, I was really expecting the Dharma Initiative to be the secret power behind the island when in fact it was one of its victims.
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Each standing wave has a specific heat of kB, so the total specific heat of a continuous wave like light should be infinite in classical mechanics. .This is obviously wrong, because it would mean that all energy in the universe would be instantly sucked up into light waves, and everything would slow down and stop.^ Now what if the back-up failsafe would completely discharge all of the energy at once, while irrevocably destroying the system.
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^ It had a slow start and an up and down middle but man the past 6 weeks have been gold.
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^ If we dont stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, were going to have a serious problem coming down the road.
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.These inconsistencies led some people to say that atoms were not physical, but mathematical.^ People don't say that the smoke monster causes you to see things, they say that it physically manifests itself as a person or thing, as if it condenses into a solid object...
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.Notable among the skeptics was Ernst Mach, whose positivist philosophy led him to demand that if atoms are real, it should be possible to see them directly.^ I think that maybe he is indeed the only one who has seen Jacob, but as we have seen, it's possible to witness Jacob's existence without seeing or hearing him.
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^ The point is, if Ben is the leader of everyone except Jacob, his relationship with Jacob is the only thing which would have made this possible ie: he can see and maybe hear him.
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[38] .Mach believed that atoms were a useful fiction, that in reality they could be assumed to be infinitesimally small, that Avogadro’s number was infinite, or so large that it might as well be infinite, and kB was infinitesimally small.^ Well, they do say the body's largest organ is the skin, and with a hole or two (entrance and exit wounds) poked in it, his blood could fall out.
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^ Do we really believe Locke could whip Jin or Sayid, who both had their hands full with Mikhail's ninja moves?
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.Certain experiments could then be explained by atomic theory, but other experiments could not, and this is the way it will always be.^ I suppose the whole being quarrantined thing could explain their ignorance, but that's an easy way out, if you ask me.
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^ Could explain why the Others got rid of Darhma.
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^ Bat-Manuel is way cooler than any other name we could use for Richard, other than actually calling him Nestor.
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Einstein opposed this position. Throughout his career, he was a realist. .He believed that a single consistent theory should explain all observations, and that this theory would be a description of what was really going on, underneath it all.^ Remember when Starbuck "died" how the next day there were all these stories about Katie Sackoff and reasons to believe Starbuck really was dead?
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^ That would explain why Richard was all excited when young Ben talked about his vision - he thought this kid was really special, so brought him on board as some kind of prophet.
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^ It feels like the season 1 scene where Locke explains to Walt the Black White Good Evil bit is really going to be the forshadowing of the whole series.
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So he set out to show that the atomic point of view was correct. This led him first to thermodynamics, then to statistical physics, and to the theory of specific heats of solids.
In 1905, while he was working in the patent office, the leading German language physics journal Annalen der Physik published four of Einstein’s papers. The four papers eventually were recognized as revolutionary, and 1905 became known as Einstein’s "Miracle Year", and the papers as the Annus Mirabilis Papers.
Albert Einstein, 1905, The Miracle Year. On 30 April 1905, Einstein completed his thesis with Alfred Kleiner, Professor of Experimental Physics, serving as pro-forma advisor. Einstein was awarded a PhD by the University of Zurich. His dissertation was entitled A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions. [39]

Thermodynamic fluctuations and statistical physics

Einstein’s earliest papers were concerned with thermodynamics. He wrote a paper establishing a thermodynamic identity in 1902, and a few other papers which attempted to interpret phenomena from a statistical atomic point of view.
His research in 1903 and 1904 was mainly concerned with the effect of finite atomic size on diffusion phenomena. As in Maxwell’s work, the finite nonzero size of atoms leads to effects which can be observed. This research, and the thermodynamic identity, were well within the mainstream of physics in his time. They would eventually form the content of his PhD thesis.[40]
His first major result in this field was the theory of thermodynamic fluctuations. When in equilibrium, a system has a maximum entropy and, according to the statistical interpretation, it can fluctuate a little bit. .Einstein pointed out that the statistical fluctuations of a macroscopic object, like a mirror suspended on spring, would be completely determined by the second derivative of the entropy with respect to the position of the mirror.^ Putting aside the Management (Carnivale) parallels that have been pointed out, that sounds like something else I've seen.
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.Searching for ways to test this relation, his great breakthrough came in 1905. The theory of fluctuations, he realized, would have a visible effect for an object which could move around freely.^ I doubt the other would treat Ben as a joke while treating Jacob with reverence if they didn't have some way of knowing that he was, in fact, real.
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^ Do we really believe Locke could whip Jin or Sayid, who both had their hands full with Mikhail's ninja moves?
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Such an object would have a velocity which is random, and would move around randomly, just like an individual atom. The average kinetic energy of the object would be kBT, and the time decay of the fluctuations would be entirely determined by the law of friction.
The law of friction for a small ball in a viscous fluid like water was discovered by George Stokes. He showed that for small velocities, the friction force would be proportional to the velocity, and to the radius of the particle (see Stokes’ law). .This relation could be used to calculate how far a small ball in water would travel due to its random thermal motion, and Einstein noted that such a ball, of size about a micron, would travel about a few microns per second.^ You would think that if the island has some kind of magical fountain of youth power on him how could it still affect him when he leaves the island, which he has done on several occasions.
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^ Luis is far better known to the general public, but how many of them are watching "Lost" (Oh, about 7.5 million or so - really, more of them than there are of us.
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^ Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing.
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This motion could be easily detected with a microscope and indeed, as Brownian motion, had actually been observed by the botanist Robert Brown. Einstein was able to identify this motion with that predicted by his theory. Since the fluctuations which give rise to Brownian motion are just the same as the fluctuations of the velocities of atoms, measuring the precise amount of Brownian motion using Einstein’s theory would show that Boltzmann’s constant is non-zero and would measure Avogadro’s number.
These experiments were carried out a few years later, and gave a rough estimate of Avogadro’s number consistent with the more accurate estimates due to Max Planck’s theory of blackbody light, and Robert Millikan’s measurement of the charge of the electron.[41] Unlike the other methods, Einstein’s required very few theoretical assumptions or new physics, since it was directly measuring atomic motion on visible grains.
Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion was the first paper in the field of statistical physics. It established that thermodynamic fluctuations were related to dissipation. .This was shown by Einstein to be true for time-independent fluctuations, but in the Brownian motion paper he showed that dynamical relaxation rates calculated from classical mechanics could be used as statistical relaxation rates to derive dynamical diffusion laws.^ Every show that has tried "Lost" ratings big time when they returned to the schedule.
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These relations are known as Einstein relations.
The theory of Brownian motion was the least revolutionary of Einstein’s Annus mirabilis papers, but it had an important role in securing the acceptance of the atomic theory by physicists.

Thought experiments and a-priori physical principles

Einstein’s thinking underwent a transformation in 1905. He had come to understand that quantum properties of light mean that Maxwell’s equations were only an approximation. .He knew that new laws would have to replace these, but he did not know how to go about finding those laws.^ These people are trying to shake the will of the Iraqi citizens, and they want us to leave...I think the world would be better off if we did leave...
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He felt that guessing formal relations would not go anywhere.
So he decided to focus on a-priori principles instead, which are statements about physical laws which can be understood to hold in a very broad sense even in domains where they have not yet been shown to apply. A well accepted example of an a-priori principle is rotational invariance. If a new force is discovered in physics, it is assumed to be rotationally invariant almost automatically, without thought. Einstein sought new principles of this sort, to guide the production of physical ideas. Once enough principles are found, then the new physics will be the simplest theory consistent with the principles and with previously known laws.
The first general a-priori principle he found was the principle of relativity, that uniform motion is indistinguishable from rest. This was understood by Hermann Minkowski to be a generalization of rotational invariance from space to space-time. Other principles postulated by Einstein and later vindicated are the principle of equivalence and the principle of adiabatic invariance of the quantum number. Another of Einstein’s general principles, Mach’s principle, is fiercely debated, and whether it holds in our world or not is still not definitively established.
The use of a-priori principles is a distinctive unique signature of Einstein’s early work, and has become a standard tool in modern theoretical physics.

Special relativity

.His 1905 paper on the electrodynamics of moving bodies introduced his theory of special relativity, which showed that the observed independence of the speed of light on the observer’s state of motion required fundamental changes to the notion of simultaneity.^ E=MC`2 Isn't there something about travelling at the speed of light, you stay the same age while your friends and relatives age?
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Consequences of this include the time-space frame of a moving body slowing down and contracting (in the direction of motion) relative to the frame of the observer. This paper also argued that the idea of a luminiferous aether – one of the leading theoretical entities in physics at the time – was superfluous.[42] In his paper on mass–energy equivalence, which had previously been considered to be distinct concepts, Einstein deduced from his equations of special relativity what has been called the twentieth century’s best-known equation: E = mc2.[43][44] This equation suggests that tiny amounts of mass could be converted into huge amounts of energy and presaged the development of nuclear power.[45] Einstein’s 1905 work on relativity remained controversial for many years, but was accepted by leading physicists, starting with Max Planck.[46][47]

Photons

In a 1905 paper,[48] Einstein postulated that light itself consists of localized particles (quanta). Einstein’s light quanta were nearly universally rejected by all physicists, including Max Planck and Niels Bohr. This idea only became universally accepted in 1919, with Robert Millikan’s detailed experiments on the photoelectric effect, and with the measurement of Compton scattering.
Einstein’s paper on the light particles was almost entirely motivated by thermodynamic considerations. He was not at all motivated by the detailed experiments on the photoelectric effect, which did not confirm his theory until fifteen years later. Einstein considers the entropy of light at temperature T, and decomposes it into a low-frequency part and a high-frequency part. The high-frequency part, where the light is described by Wien’s law, has an entropy which looks exactly the same as the entropy of a gas of classical particles.
Since the entropy is the logarithm of the number of possible states, Einstein concludes that the number of states of short wavelength light waves in a box with volume V is equal to the number of states of a group of localizable particles in the same box. .Since (unlike others) he was comfortable with the statistical interpretation, he confidently postulates that the light itself is made up of localized particles, as this is the only reasonable interpretation of the entropy.^ No way, not only did we get answers (clear division between hostiles and dharma and dharma doesnt mind taking up arms to defend itself.
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This leads him to conclude that each wave of frequency f is associated with a collection of photons with energy hf each, where h is Planck’s constant. .He does not say much more, because he is not sure how the particles are related to the wave.^ I'll be shocked if Locke does die because he seems to be the key to unlocking the mysteries of the island....especially since Ben doesn't know as much as he lets on.
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^ To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.
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.But he does suggest that this idea would explain certain experimental results, notably the photoelectric effect.^ Also, that photo of Alver Hanso does look like the brief shot of Jacob we saw, although that doesn't explain the clothing and doesn't explain why he would be called Jacob.
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Quantized atomic vibrations

Einstein continued his work on quantum mechanics in 1906, by explaining the specific heat anomaly in solids. This was the first application of quantum theory to a mechanical system. Since Planck’s distribution for light oscillators had no problem with infinite specific heats, the same idea could be applied to solids to fix the specific heat problem there. Einstein showed in a simple model that the hypothesis that solid motion is quantized explains why the specific heat of a solid goes to zero at zero temperature.
Einstein’s model treats each atom as connected to a single spring. Instead of connecting all the atoms to each other, which leads to standing waves with all sorts of different frequencies, Einstein imagined that each atom was attached to a fixed point in space by a spring. This is not physically correct, but it still predicts that the specific heat is 3NkB, since the number of independent oscillations stays the same.
Einstein then assumes that the motion in this model is quantized, according to the Planck law, so that each independent spring motion has energy which is an integer multiple of hf, where f is the frequency of oscillation. With this assumption, he applied Boltzmann’s statistical method to calculate the average energy of the spring. The result was the same as the one that Planck had derived for light: for temperatures where kBT is much smaller than hf, the motion is frozen, and the specific heat goes to zero.
So Einstein concluded that quantum mechanics would solve the main problem of classical physics, the specific heat anomaly. The particles of sound implied by this formulation are now called phonons. .Because all of Einstein’s springs have the same stiffness, they all freeze out at the same temperature, and this leads to a prediction that the specific heat should go to zero exponentially fast when the temperature is low.^ So they have to go back to the island and figure out how to save it.
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^ Jacob could just be the name that Ben gave to the manifestation of whatever-the-fuck-it-is and all the islanders went along because they can't see it.
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^ The hostiles are now trying to keep them out with the fence, and SM doesn't like the Losties for the same reason they didn't like the hostiles.
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The solution to this problem is to solve for the independent normal modes individually, and to quantize those. Then each normal mode has a different frequency, and long wavelength vibration modes freeze out at colder temperatures than short wavelength ones. This was done by Debye, and after this modification Einstein’s quantization method reproduced quantitatively the behavior of the specific heats of solids at low temperatures.
This work was the foundation of condensed matter physics.

Adiabatic principle and action-angle variables

Throughout the 1910s, quantum mechanics expanded in scope to cover many different systems. .After Ernest Rutherford discovered the nucleus and proposed that electrons orbit like planets, Niels Bohr was able to show that the same quantum mechanical postulates introduced by Planck and developed by Einstein would explain the discrete motion of electrons in atoms, and the periodic table of the elements.^ Also, that photo of Alver Hanso does look like the brief shot of Jacob we saw, although that doesn't explain the clothing and doesn't explain why he would be called Jacob.
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Einstein contributed to these developments by linking them with the 1898 arguments Wilhelm Wien had made. Wien had shown that the hypothesis of adiabatic invariance of a thermal equilibrium state allows all the blackbody curves at different temperature to be derived from one another by a simple shifting process. Einstein noted in 1911 that the same adiabatic principle shows that the quantity which is quantized in any mechanical motion must be an adiabatic invariant. Arnold Sommerfeld identified this adiabatic invariant as the action variable of classical mechanics. The law that the action variable is quantized was the basic principle of the quantum theory as it was known between 1900 and 1925.

Wave-particle duality

Although the patent office promoted Einstein to Technical Examiner Second Class in 1906, he had not given up on academia. In 1908, he became a privatdozent at the University of Bern.[50] In "über die Entwicklung unserer Anschauungen über das Wesen und die Konstitution der Strahlung" ("The Development of Our Views on the Composition and Essence of Radiation"), on the quantization of light, and in an earlier 1909 paper, Einstein showed that Max Planck’s energy quanta must have well-defined momenta and act in some respects as independent, point-like particles. This paper introduced the photon concept (although the name photon was introduced later by Gilbert N. Lewis in 1926) and inspired the notion of wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics.

Theory of Critical Opalescence

Einstein returned to the problem of thermodynamic fluctuations, giving a treatment of the density variations in a fluid at its critical point. Ordinarily the density fluctuations are controlled by the second derivative of the free energy with respect to the density. At the critical point, this derivative is zero, leading to large fluctuations. .The effect of density fluctuations is that light of all wavelengths is scattered, making the fluid look milky white.^ I have seen enough of it to make me look upon it as the sum of all evils.
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Einstein relates this to Raleigh scattering, which is what happens when the fluctuation size is much smaller than the wavelength, and which explains why the sky is blue.[51]
Einstein at the Solvay conference in 1911. That year he became an associate professor at the University of Zurich and shortly afterward, he accepted a full professorship at the German Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague.

Zero-point energy

Einstein’s physical intuition led him to note that Planck’s oscillator energies had an incorrect zero point. He modified Planck’s hypothesis by stating that the lowest energy state of an oscillator is equal to 12hf, to half the energy spacing between levels. This argument, which was made in 1913 in collaboration with Otto Stern, was based on the thermodynamics of a diatomic molecule which can split apart into two free atoms.

Principle of equivalence

In 1907, while still working at the patent office, Einstein had what he would call his "happiest thought". He realized that the principle of relativity could be extended to gravitational fields. .He thought about the case of a uniformly accelerated box not in a gravitational field, and noted that it would be indistinguishable from a box sitting still in an unchanging gravitational field.^ The only thing about that idea is, why would Jack have been on the plane as a means of saving Ben's life if this was the case?
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[52] He used special relativity to see that the rate of clocks at the top of a box accelerating upward would be faster than the rate of clocks at the bottom. He concludes that the rates of clocks depend on their position in a gravitational field, and that the difference in rate is proportional to the gravitational potential to first approximation.
Although this approximation is crude, it allowed him to calculate the deflection of light by gravity, and show that it is nonzero. This gave him confidence that the scalar theory of gravity proposed by Gunnar Nordström was incorrect. But the actual value for the deflection that he calculated was too small by a factor of two, because the approximation he used doesn’t work well for things moving at near the speed of light. .When Einstein finished the full theory of general relativity, he would rectify this error and predict the correct amount of light deflection by the sun.^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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From Prague, Einstein published a paper about the effects of gravity on light, specifically the gravitational redshift and the gravitational deflection of light. The paper challenged astronomers to detect the deflection during a solar eclipse.[53] German astronomer Erwin Finlay-Freundlich publicized Einstein’s challenge to scientists around the world.[54]
Einstein thought about the nature of the gravitational field in the years 1909–1912, studying its properties by means of simple thought experiments. A notable one is the rotating disk. Einstein imagined an observer making experiments on a rotating turntable. .He noted that such an observer would find a different value for the mathematical constant pi than the one predicted by Euclidean geometry.^ I would rather be hacked to pieces than take part in such an abominable business.
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.The reason is that the radius of a circle would be measured with an uncontracted ruler, but, according to special relativity, the circumference would seem to be longer because the ruler would be contracted.^ It seems to me that if he were dead then there would be no reason to be secretive about it.
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Since Einstein believed that the laws of physics were local, described by local fields, he concluded from this that spacetime could be locally curved. This led him to study Riemannian geometry, and to formulate general relativity in this language.

Hole argument and Entwurf theory

.While developing general relativity, Einstein became confused about the gauge invariance in the theory.^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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He formulated an argument that led him to conclude that a general relativistic field theory is impossible. He gave up looking for fully generally covariant tensor equations, and searched for equations that would be invariant under general linear transformations only.
The Entwurf ("draft") theory was the result of these investigations. As its name suggests, it was a sketch of a theory, with the equations of motion supplemented by additional gauge fixing conditions. .Simultaneously less elegant and more difficult than general relativity, Einstein abandoned the theory after realizing that the hole argument was mistaken.^ Luis is far better known to the general public, but how many of them are watching "Lost" (Oh, about 7.5 million or so - really, more of them than there are of us.
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^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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General relativity

.In 1912, Einstein returned to Switzerland to accept a professorship at his alma mater, the ETH. Once back in Zurich, he immediately visited his old ETH classmate Marcel Grossmann, now a professor of mathematics, who introduced him to Riemannian geometry and, more generally, to differential geometry.^ Now what if the back-up failsafe would completely discharge all of the energy at once, while irrevocably destroying the system.
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^ Now with Locke around...someone more special than Ben...Ben is threatened, shoots him, etc.
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On the recommendation of Italian mathematician Tullio Levi-Civita, Einstein began exploring the usefulness of general covariance (essentially the use of tensors) for his gravitational theory. For a while Einstein thought that there were problems with the approach, but he later returned to it and, by late 1915, had published his general theory of relativity in the form in which it is used today.[55] This theory explains gravitation as distortion of the structure of spacetime by matter, affecting the inertial motion of other matter. .During World War I, the work of Central Powers scientists was available only to Central Powers academics, for national security reasons.^ There are only two powers in the world: the sword and the mind.
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^ The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
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^ The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
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Some of Einstein’s work did reach the United Kingdom and the United States through the efforts of the Austrian Paul Ehrenfest and physicists in the Netherlands, especially 1902 Nobel Prize-winner Hendrik Lorentz and Willem de Sitter of Leiden University. .After the war ended, Einstein maintained his relationship with Leiden University, accepting a contract as an Extraordinary Professor; for ten years, from 1920 to 1930, he travelled to Holland regularly to lecture.^ Wars frequently begin ten years before the first shot is fired.
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In 1917, several astronomers accepted Einstein ’s 1911 challenge from Prague. The Mount Wilson Observatory in California, U.S., published a solar spectroscopic analysis that showed no gravitational redshift.[57] In 1918, the Lick Observatory, also in California, announced that it too had disproved Einstein’s prediction, although its findings were not published.[58]
Eddington’s photograph of a solar eclipse, which confirmed Einstein’s theory that light “bends.” On 7th November 1919, the leading British newspaper The Times printed a banner headline that read: “Revolution in Science – New Theory of the Universe – Newtonian Ideas Overthrown.”[59]
However, in May 1919, a team led by the British astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington claimed to have confirmed Einstein’s prediction of gravitational deflection of starlight by the Sun while photographing a solar eclipse with dual expeditions in Sobral, northern Brazil, and Príncipe, a west African island.[54] .Nobel laureate Max Born praised general relativity as the "greatest feat of human thinking about nature";[60] fellow laureate Paul Dirac was quoted saying it was "probably the greatest scientific discovery ever made".[61] The international media guaranteed Einstein’s global renown.^ About the quote : Thucydides was a Athenian historian, born in the 5th century, BC. Here, he is quoting the Athenian general Nikias on the proposed invasion of Sicily during the Peloponnesian War.
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^ About the quote : Robert Higgs is a Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute.
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^ About the quote : Ebadi is Nobel Peace Laureate of Iran.
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There have been claims that scrutiny of the specific photographs taken on the Eddington expedition showed the experimental uncertainty to be comparable to the same magnitude as the effect Eddington claimed to have demonstrated, and that a 1962 British expedition concluded that the method was inherently unreliable.[59] The deflection of light during a solar eclipse was confirmed by later, more accurate observations.[62] Some resented the newcomer’s fame, notably among some German physicists, who later started the Deutsche Physik (German Physics) movement.[63][64]

Cosmology

.In 1917, Einstein applied the General theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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He wanted the universe to be eternal and unchanging, but this type of universe is not consistent with relativity. To fix this, Einstein modified the general theory by introducing a new notion, the cosmological constant. With a positive cosmological constant, the universe could be an eternal static sphere[65]
Einstein believed a spherical static universe is philosophically preferred, because it would obey Mach’s principle. He had shown that general relativity incorporates Mach’s principle to a certain extent in frame dragging by gravitomagnetic fields, but he knew that Mach’s idea would not work if space goes on forever. In a closed universe, he believed that Mach’s principle would hold.
Mach’s principle has generated much controversy over the years.
After her husband’s many relocations, Mileva established a permanent home with the children in Zürich in 1914. Einstein went alone to Berlin, where he became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences and a professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin, although with a special clause in his contract that freed him from most teaching obligations. Einstein was president of the German Physical Society (1916–1918)[66] and also directed the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics (1914–1932).[67]

Modern quantum theory

In 1917, at the height of his work on relativity, Einstein published an article in Physikalische Zeitschrift that proposed the possibility of stimulated emission, the physical process that makes possible the maser and the laser.[68] This article showed that the statistics of absorption and emission of light would only be consistent with Planck’s distribution law if the emission of light into a mode with n photons would be enhanced statistically compared to the emission of light into an empty mode. This paper was enormously influential in the later development of quantum mechanics, because it was the first paper to show that the statistics of atomic transitions had simple laws. Einstein discovered Louis de Broglie’s work, and supported his ideas, which were received skeptically at first. In another major paper from this era, Einstein gave a wave equation for de Broglie waves, which Einstein suggested was the Hamilton–Jacobi equation of mechanics. This paper would inspire Schrödinger’s work of 1926.

Bose–Einstein statistics

In 1924, Einstein received a description of a statistical model from Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, based on a counting method that assumed that light could be understood as a gas of indistinguishable particles. Einstein noted that Bose’s statistics applied to some atoms as well as to the proposed light particles, and submitted his translation of Bose’s paper to the Zeitschrift für Physik. Einstein also published his own articles describing the model and its implications, among them the Bose–Einstein condensate phenomenon that some particulates should appear at very low temperatures.[69] It was not until 1995 that the first such condensate was produced experimentally by Eric Allin Cornell and Carl Wieman using ultra-cooling equipment built at the NISTJILA laboratory at the University of Colorado at Boulder.[70] Bose–Einstein statistics are now used to describe the behaviors of any assembly of bosons. Einstein’s sketches for this project may be seen in the Einstein Archive in the library of the Leiden University.[37]

Energy momentum pseudotensor

General relativity includes a dynamical spacetime, so it is difficult to see how to identify the conserved energy and momentum. Noether’s theorem allows these quantities to be determined from a Lagrangian with translation invariance, but general covariance makes translation invariance into something of a gauge symmetry. The energy and momentum derived within general relativity by Noether’s presecriptions do not make a real tensor for this reason.
Einstein argued that this is true for fundamental reasons, because the gravitational field could be made to vanish by a choice of coordinates. He maintained that the non-covariant energy momentum pseudotensor was in fact the best description of the energy momentum distribution in a gravitational field. This approach has been echoed by Lev Landau and Evgeny Lifshitz, and others, and has become standard.
The use of non-covariant objects like pseudotensors was heavily criticized in 1917 by Erwin Schrödinger and others.

Unified field theory

Following his research on general relativity, Einstein entered into a series of attempts to generalize his geometric theory of gravitation, which would allow the explanation of electromagnetism. In 1950, he described his "unified field theory" in a Scientific American article entitled "On the Generalized Theory of Gravitation." [71] Although he continued to be lauded for his work, Einstein became increasingly isolated in his research, and his efforts were ultimately unsuccessful. In his pursuit of a unification of the fundamental forces, Einstein ignored some mainstream developments in physics, most notably the strong and weak nuclear forces, which were not well understood until many years after his death. Mainstream physics, in turn, largely ignored Einstein’s approaches to unification. Einstein’s dream of unifying other laws of physics with gravity motivates modern quests for a theory of everything and in particular string theory, where geometrical fields emerge in a unified quantum-mechanical setting.

Wormholes

Einstein collaborated with others to produce a model of a wormhole. His motivation was to model elementary particles with charge as a solution of gravitational field equations, in line with the program outlined in the paper "Do Gravitational Fields play an Important Role in the Constitution of the Elementary Particles?". These solutions cut and pasted Schwarzschild black holes to make a bridge between two patches.
If one end of a wormhole was positively charged, the other end would be negatively charged. These properties led Einstein to believe that pairs of particles and antiparticles could be described in this way.

Einstein–Cartan theory

In order to incorporate spinning point particles into general relativity, the affine connection needed to be generalized to include an antisymmetric part, called the torsion. This modification was made by Einstein and Cartan in the 1920s.

Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen paradox

In 1935, Einstein returned to the question of quantum mechanics. .He considered how a measurement on one of two entangled particles would affect the other.^ Gepta, you mentioned at JTS that you were looking for a chat room, but considering how active a "Lost" talk-back at AICN will be for the next day or two, why would you want to log off?
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^ You would think that if the island has some kind of magical fountain of youth power on him how could it still affect him when he leaves the island, which he has done on several occasions.
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He noted, along with his collaborators, that by performing different measurements on the distant particle, either of position or momentum, different properties of the entangled partner could be discovered without disturbing it in any way.
He then used a hypothesis of local realism to conclude that the other particle had these properties already determined. The principle he proposed is that if it is possible to determine what the answer to a position or momentum measurement would be, without in any way disturbing the particle, then the particle actually has values of position or momentum.
This principle distilled the essence of Einstein’s objection to quantum mechanics. As a physical principle, it has since been shown to be incompatible with experiments.

Equations of motion

The theory of general relativity has two fundamental laws – the Einstein equations which describe how space curves, and the geodesic equation which describes how particles move.
.Since the equations of general relativity are non-linear, a lump of energy made out of pure gravitational fields, like a black hole, would move on a trajectory which is determined by the Einstein equations themselves, not by a new law.^ Honestly, I would like to have some constructive discussion here as to how people think this will play out.
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So Einstein proposed that the path of a singular solution, like a black hole, would be determined to be a geodesic from general relativity itself.
This was established by Einstein, Infeld and Hoffmann for pointlike objects without angular momentum, and by Roy Kerr for spinning objects.

Einstein’s mistakes

In addition to his well-accepted results, some of Einstein’s papers contain mistakes:
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  • 1905: In the original German version of the special relativity paper, and in some English translations, Einstein gives a wrong expression for the transverse mass of a fast moving particle.^ "Mittelwerk" translates literally from German to English as "means work".
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    The transverse mass is the antiquated name for the ratio of the 3-force to the 3-acceleration when the force is perpendicular to the velocity. Einstein gives this ratio as \scriptstyle m/(1 - v^2/c^2), while the actual value is \scriptstyle m/\sqrt{1 - v^2/c^2} (corrected by Max Planck).
  • 1905: In his PhD dissertation, the friction in dilute solutions has a miscalculated numerical prefactor, which makes the estimate of Avogadro’s number off by a factor of 3. The mistake is corrected by Einstein in a later publication.
  • 1905: An expository paper explaining how airplanes fly includes an example which is incorrect. There is a wing which he claims will generate lift. This wing is flat on the bottom, and flat on the top, with a small bump at the center. It is designed to generate lift by Bernoulli’s principle, and Einstein claims that it will. .Simple action reaction considerations, though, show that the wing will not generate lift, at least if it is long enough.
  • 1911: Einstein predicted how much the sun’s gravity would deflect nearby starlight, but used an approximation which gives an answer which is half as big as the correct one.^ Though a show about Bob Marley's Ghost would be cool, no?
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    ^ Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.
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    ^ You didn't see much blood because gravity would have it leaking out his back, but we last saw him on his back.
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  • 1913: Einstein started writing papers based on his belief that the hole argument made general covariance impossible in a theory of gravity.
  • 1922: Einstein published a qualitative theory of superconductivity based on the vague idea of electrons shared in orbits. This paper predated modern quantum mechanics, and is well understood to be completely wrong. .The correct BCS theory of low temperature superconductivity was only worked out in 1957, thirty years after the establishing of modern quantum mechanics.
  • 1937: Einstein believed that the focusing properties of geodesics in general relativity would lead to an instability which causes plane gravitational waves to collapse in on themselves.^ Before the 70s apparently but the only people I could imagine to have been out there prior to Dharma would be U.S. forces in the Pacific War at the latest.
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    While this is true to a certain extent in some limits, because gravitational instabilities can lead to a concentration of energy density into black holes, for plane waves of the type Einstein and Rosen considered in their paper, the instabilities are under control. .Einstein retracted this position a short time later, but until his death his collaborator Nathan Rosen maintained that gravitational waves are unstable.
  • 1939: Einstein denied several times that black holes could form, the last time in print.^ Could 48 more shows be all the time that is left until Lost Island goes Krakatoa?
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    ^ Smokey has taken human form several times before.
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    .He published a paper that argues that a star collapsing would spin faster and faster, spinning at the speed of light with infinite energy well before the point where it is about to collapse into a black hole.^ E=MC`2 Isn't there something about travelling at the speed of light, you stay the same age while your friends and relatives age?
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    .This paper received no citations, and the conclusions are well understood to be wrong.^ It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own.
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    .Einstein’s argument itself is inconclusive, since he only shows that stable spinning objects have to spin faster and faster to stay stable before the point where they collapse.^ Humanity is quite a unique species, since it is the only one with the means to wipe itself out.
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    But it is well understood today (and was understood well by some even then) that collapse cannot happen through stationary states the way Einstein imagined.
In addition to these well-established mistakes, there are other arguments whose deduction is considered correct, but whose interpretation or philosophical conclusion is considered to have been incorrect:
  • In the Bohr–Einstein debates and the papers following this, Einstein tries to poke holes in the uncertainty principle, ingeniously, but unsuccessfully.
  • In the EPR paper, Einstein concludes that quantum mechanics must be replaced by local hidden variables. The measured violations of Bell’s inequality show that hidden variables, if they exist, must be nonlocal.
.Einstein himself considered the use of the "fudge factor" lambda in his 1917 paper founding cosmology as a "blunder".[72] The theory of general relativity predicted an expanding or contracting universe, but Einstein wanted a universe which is an unchanging three dimensional sphere, like the surface of a three dimensional ball in four dimensions.^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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He wanted this for philosophical reasons, so as to incorporate Mach’s principle in a reasonable way. He stabilized his solution by introducing a cosmological constant, and when the universe was shown to be expanding, he retracted the constant as a blunder. This is not really much of a blunder – the cosmological constant is necessary within general relativity as it is currently understood, and it is widely believed to have a nonzero value today. Einstein took the wrong side in a few scientific debates.
  • He briefly flirted with transverse and longitudinal mass concepts, before rejecting them.
  • Einstein initially opposed Minkowski’s geometrical formulation of special relativity, changing his mind completely a few years later.
  • Based on his cosmological model, Einstein rejected expanding universe solutions by Friedman and Lemaitre as unphysical, changing his mind when the universe was shown to be expanding a few years later.
  • Finding it too formal, Einstein believed that Heisenberg’s matrix mechanics was incorrect. .He changed his mind when Schrödinger and others demonstrated that the formulation in terms of the Schrödinger equation, based on Einstein’s wave-particle duality was equivalent to Heisenberg’s matrices.
  • Einstein rejected work on black holes[73] by Chandrasekhar, Oppenheimer, and others, believing, along with Eddington, that collapse past the horizon (then called the ’Schwarzschild singularity’) would never happen.^ History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
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    .So big was his influence, that this opinion was not rejected until the early 1960s, almost a decade after his death.
  • Einstein believed that some sort of nonlinear instability could lead to a field theory whose solutions would collapse into pointlike objects which would behave like quantum particles.^ Honestly, I would like to have some constructive discussion here as to how people think this will play out.
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    ^ I noticied in the previews a sign for 'Namaste' at some sort of enterance to a place (kind of like a Welcome sign).
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    ^ It seams it could be running the same direction in lost, if you have a strong connection with the island you seams to have communications of some sorts like locke has had and ben also when he was young.
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    While there are many field theories with point-like particle solutions, none of them behave like quantum particles. It is widely believed that quantum mechanics would be impossible to reproduce from a local field theory of the type Einstein considered, because of Bell’s inequality.
.In addition to these well known mistakes, it is sometimes claimed that the general line of Einstein’s reasoning in the 1905 relativity paper is flawed, or the photon paper, or one or another of the most famous papers.^ About the quote : Cross is a comedian, most well known for his roles on the television series "Arrested Development" and "Mr.
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^ If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another...after the war is on.
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^ As for being a General, well, at the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords, we're all Generals.
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None of these claims are widely accepted.

Collaboration with other scientists

.In addition to long time collaborators Leopold Infeld, Nathan Rosen, Peter Bergmann and others, Einstein also had some one-shot collaborations with various scientists.^ I've been wanting to see Locke put the hurt on some bitch for a long time now.
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^ Otherwise, various points in a nutshell: I agree that Jacob is held prisoner, either by Ben or some other force.
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^ I've been wanting to make this point for a long time, so I hope some people read it.
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Einstein-de Haas experiment

Einstein and De Haas demonstrated that magnetization is due to the motion of electrons, nowadays known to be the spin. In order to show this, they reversed the magnetization in an iron bar suspended on a torsion pendulum. They confirmed that this leads the bar to rotate, because the electron’s angular momentum changes as the magnetization changes. This experiment needed to be sensitive, because the angular momentum associated with electrons is small, but it definitively established that electron motion of some kind is responsible for magnetization.

Schrödinger gas model

Einstein suggested to Erwin Schrödinger that he might be able to reproduce the statistics of a Bose–Einstein gas by considering a box. Then to each possible quantum motion of a particle in a box associate an independent harmonic oscillator. Quantizing these oscillators, each level will have an integer occupation number, which will be the number of particles in it.
This formulation is a form of second quantization, but it predates modern quantum mechanics. Erwin Schrödinger applied this to derive the thermodynamic properties of a semiclassical ideal gas. Schrödinger urged Einstein to add his name as co-author, although Einstein declined the invitation.[74]

Einstein refrigerator

In 1926, Einstein and his former student Leó Szilárd co-invented (and in 1930, patented) the Einstein refrigerator. This Absorption refrigerator was then revolutionary for having no moving parts and using only heat as an input.[75] On 11 November 1930, U.S. Patent 1,781,541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for the refrigerator. .Their invention was not immediately put into commercial production, as the most promising of their patents were quickly bought up by the Swedish company Electrolux to protect its refrigeration technology from competition.^ The very nature of interstate war puts innocent civilians into great jeopardy, especially with modern technology.
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Bohr versus Einstein

Einstein and Niels Bohr. Einstein’s disagreement with Bohr revolved around the idea of scientific determinism.
In the 1920s, quantum mechanics developed into a more complete theory. Einstein was unhappy with the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory developed by Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. In this interpretation, quantum phenomena are inherently probabilistic, with definite states resulting only upon interaction with classical systems. A public debate between Einstein and Bohr followed, lasting on and off for many years (including during the Solvay Conferences). Einstein formulated thought experiments against the Copenhagen interpretation, which were all rebutted by Bohr. In a 1926 letter to Max Born, Einstein wrote: "I, at any rate, am convinced that He [God] does not throw dice." [77]
Einstein was never satisfied by what he perceived to be quantum theory’s intrinsically incomplete description of nature, and in 1935 he further explored the issue in collaboration with Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen, noting that the theory seems to require non-local interactions; this is known as the EPR paradox.[78] The EPR experiment has since been performed, with results confirming quantum theory’s predictions.[79] Repercussions of the Einstein–Bohr debate have found their way into philosophical discourse.

Religious views

The question of scientific determinism gave rise to questions about Einstein’s position on theological determinism, and whether or not he believed in God, or in a god. In 1929, Einstein told Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein "I believe in Spinoza’s God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind."[80] In a 1954 letter, he wrote, "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.”[81] In a letter to philosopher Erik Gutkind, Einstein remarked, "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."[82]
Einstein had previously explored this belief that man could not understand the nature of God when he gave an interview to Time Magazine explaining:
I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. .The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is.^ I'll be shocked if Locke does die because he seems to be the key to unlocking the mysteries of the island....especially since Ben doesn't know as much as he lets on.
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That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
Albert Einstein[83]

Political views

Einstein with Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore during their widely publicized 14 July 1930 conversation
Throughout the November Revolution in Germany Einstein signed an appeal for the foundation of a nationwide liberal and democratic party,[84][85] which was published in the Berliner Tageblatt on 16 November 1918,[86] and became a member of the German Democratic Party.[87]
Einstein flouted the ascendant Nazi movement, tried to be a voice of moderation in the tumultuous formation of the State of Israel and braved anti-communist politics and resistance to the civil rights movement in the United States. He participated in the 1927 congress of the League against Imperialism in Brussels.[88] He was a socialist Zionist who supported the creation of a Jewish national homeland in the British mandate of Palestine.[89]
.After World War II, as enmity between the former allies became a serious issue, Einstein wrote, “I do not know how the third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth – rocks!”[90] In a 1949 Monthly Review article entitled “Why Socialism?”[91] Albert Einstein described a chaotic capitalist society, a source of evil to be overcome, as the “predatory phase of human development” (Einstein 1949).^ Now tell me the writers and creaters either don't know what they are doing or are not listening to us.
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^ Saying that things jumped the shark jumped the shark at least five years ago when they wrote a book about it and tried to make it a TV series.
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^ No-one, and I mean no-one wants to go back to tell the tale of how they lost their ship to Jacob the Pirate.
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With Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell, Einstein lobbied to stop nuclear testing and future bombs. Days before his death, Einstein signed the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, which led to the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.[92]
Einstein was a member of several civil rights groups, including the Princeton chapter of the NAACP. When the aged W. E. B. Du Bois was accused of being a Communist spy, Einstein volunteered as a character witness, and the case was dismissed shortly afterward. Einstein’s friendship with activist Paul Robeson, with whom he served as co-chair of the American Crusade to End Lynching, lasted twenty years.[93]

Non-scientific legacy

While travelling, Einstein wrote daily to his wife Elsa and adopted stepdaughters Margot and Ilse. The letters were included in the papers bequeathed to The Hebrew University. Margot Einstein permitted the personal letters to be made available to the public, but requested that it not be done until twenty years after her death (she died in 1986[94]). Barbara Wolff, of The Hebrew University’s Albert Einstein Archives, told the BBC that there are about 3,500 pages of private correspondence written between 1912 and 1955.[95]
Einstein bequeathed the royalties from use of his image to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Corbis, successor to The Roger Richman Agency, licenses the use of his name and associated imagery, as agent for the university.[96][97]

In popular culture

.In the period before World War II, Albert Einstein was so well-known in America that he would be stopped on the street by people wanting him to explain "that theory."^ Also, if Ben knows about the island's healing powers and Locke's connection with the island, why would he leave Locke clinging to life when he clearly wanted him dead?
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^ If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war.
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^ The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
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He finally figured out a way to handle the incessant inquiries. He told his inquirers "Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein."[98]
Albert Einstein has been the subject of or inspiration for many novels, films, and plays. Einstein is a favorite model for depictions of mad scientists and absent-minded professors; his expressive face and distinctive hairstyle have been widely copied and exaggerated. Time magazine’s Frederic Golden wrote that Einstein was "a cartoonist’s dream come true."[99]
Einstein’s association with great intelligence and originality has made the name Einstein synonymous with genius.[100]

Awards

Max Planck presents Albert Einstein with the Max Planck medal of the German Physical Society, 28 June 1929, in Berlin, Germany
In 1922, Einstein was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics,[101] "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". This refers to his 1905 paper on the photoelectric effect, "On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light", which was well supported by the experimental evidence by that time. The presentation speech began by mentioning "his theory of relativity [which had] been the subject of lively debate in philosophical circles [and] also has astrophysical implications which are being rigorously examined at the present time." (Einstein 1923)
It was long reported that Einstein gave the Nobel prize money directly to his first wife, Mileva Marić, in compliance with their 1919 divorce settlement. .However, personal correspondence made public in 2006[102] shows that he invested much of it in the United States, and saw much of it wiped out in the Great Depression.^ You didn't see much blood because gravity would have it leaking out his back, but we last saw him on his back.
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^ The moment when we saw Juliette, talking to Ben a couple of weeks ago, and found out was a mole was a great reveal, for it is much easier to dislike that character.
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Einstein traveled to New York City in the United States for the first time on 2 April 1921. When asked where he got his scientific ideas, Einstein explained that he believed scientific work best proceeds from an examination of physical reality and a search for underlying axioms, with consistent explanations that apply in all instances and avoid contradicting each other. He also recommended theories with visualizable results (Einstein 1954).[103]
In 1999, Albert Einstein was named Person of the Century by Time magazine. [99] [104]

Honors

  • The chemical element 99, einsteinium, was named for him in August 1955, four months after Einstein’s death.^ Since he was a hero and depicting him with a wound would make him appear vulnerable, the sculptor instead chose to make his statue with a "normal" looking four-toed foot.
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    [106][107]
  • .
  • In 1999 Time magazine named him the Person of the Century, beating contenders like Mahatma Gandhi and Franklin Roosevelt, and in the words of a biographer, “to the scientifically literate and the public at large, Einstein is synonymous with genius.”[108] Also in 1999, an opinion poll of 100 of today's leading physicists ranked Einstein the "greatest physicist ever".[109] A Gallup poll recorded him as the fourth most admired person of the 20th century in the U.S.[110]
  • The Albert Einstein Award (sometimes called the Albert Einstein Medal because it is accompanied with a gold medal) is an award in theoretical physics, that was established to recognize high achievement in the natural sciences.^ But the Dharma Initiative discovered the island and its properties and tried to use science and technology to harness the natural power of the island.
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    ^ I'd probably prefer alive a little because I want to see him beat the shit out of more people than just Mikhail.
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    ^ Bat-Manuel is way cooler than any other name we could use for Richard, other than actually calling him Nestor.
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    It was endowed by the Lewis and Rosa Strauss Memorial Fund in honor of Albert Einstein’s 70th birthday. It was first awarded in 1951 and included a prize money of $ 15,000,[112][113] which was later reduced to $ 5,000.[114][115] The winner is selected by a committee (the first of which consisted of Einstein, Oppenheimer, von Neumann and Weyl[116]) of the Institute for Advanced Study, which administers the award.[113] Lewis L. Strauss used to be one of the trustees of the institute.[117]

See also

Publications

The following publications by Albert Einstein are referenced in this article. A more complete list of his publications may be found at List of scientific publications by Albert Einstein.
  • Einstein, Albert (1901), "Folgerungen aus den Capillaritätserscheinungen (Conclusions Drawn from the Phenomena of Capillarity)", Annalen der Physik 4: 513, doi:10.1002/andp.19013090306 
  • Einstein, Albert (1905a), "On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light" (), Annalen der Physik 17: 132–148, http://lorentz.phl.jhu.edu/AnnusMirabilis/AeReserveArticles/eins_lq.pdf . This annus mirabilis paper on the photoelectric effect was received by Annalen der Physik 18th March.
  • Einstein, Albert (1905b), A new determination of molecular dimensions . This PhD thesis was completed 30th April and submitted 20th July.
  • Einstein, Albert (1905c), "On the Motion – Required by the Molecular Kinetic Theory of Heat – of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid", Annalen der Physik 17: 549–560 . .This annus mirabilis paper on Brownian motion was received 11th May.
  • Einstein, Albert (1905d), "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", Annalen der Physik 17: 891–921 .^ May 9th, 2007 11:45:17 PM .
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    ^ May 10th, 2007 11:17:21 AM .
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    ^ May 9th, 2007 11:17:12 PM .
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    This annus mirabilis paper on special relativity was received 30th June.
  • Einstein, Albert (1905e), "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", Annalen der Physik 18: 639–641 . .This annus mirabilis paper on mass-energy equivalence was received 27th September.
  • Einstein, Albert (1915), "Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation (The Field Equations of Gravitation)", Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften: 844–847 
  • Einstein, Albert (1917a), "Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity)", Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften 
  • Einstein, Albert (1917b), "Zur Quantentheorie der Strahlung (On the Quantum Mechanics of Radiation)", Physikalische Zeitschrift 18: 121–128 
  • Einstein, Albert (11th July 1923), "Fundamental Ideas and Problems of the Theory of Relativity", Nobel Lectures, Physics 1901–1921, Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing Company, http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-lecture.pdf, retrieved 25 March 2007 
  • Einstein, Albert (1924), "Quantentheorie des einatomigen idealen Gases (Quantum theory of monatomic ideal gases)", Sitzungsberichte der Preussichen Akademie der Wissenschaften Physikalisch-Mathematische Klasse: 261–267 .^ May 9th, 2007 01:18:25 PM .
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    ^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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    First of a series of papers on this topic.
  • Einstein, Albert (1926), "Die Ursache der Mäanderbildung der Flussläufe und des sogenannten Baerschen Gesetzes", Die Naturwissenschaften 14: 223–224, doi:10.1007/BF01510300 . .On Baer's law and meanders in the courses of rivers.
  • Einstein, Albert; Podolsky, Boris; Rosen, Nathan (15 May 1935), "Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?", Physical Review 47 (10): 777–780, doi:10.1103/PhysRev.47.777 
  • Einstein, Albert (1940), "On Science and Religion", Nature (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic) 146: 605, doi:10.1038/146605a0, ISBN 0707304539 
  • Einstein, Albert et al. (4th December 1948), "To the editors", New York Times (Melville, NY: AIP, American Inst.^ May 11th, 2007 10:47:10 AM .
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    ^ May 9th, 2007 10:47:07 PM .
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    ^ May 10th, 2007 03:15:47 PM .
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    of .Physics), ISBN 0735403597, http://phys4.harvard.edu/~wilson/NYTimes1948.html 
  • Einstein, Albert (May 1949), "Why Socialism?", Monthly Review, http://www.monthlyreview.org/598einst.htm, retrieved 16 January 2006 
  • Einstein, Albert (1950), "On the Generalized Theory of Gravitation", Scientific American CLXXXII (4): 13–17 
  • Einstein, Albert (1954), Ideas and Opinions, New York: Random House, ISBN 0-517-00393-7 
  • Einstein, Albert (1969) (in German), Albert Einstein, Hedwig und Max Born: Briefwechsel 1916–1955, Munich: Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung, ISBN 388682005X 
  • Einstein, Albert (1979), Autobiographical Notes (Centennial ed.^ Einstein Rosen Bridge, Theory of Relativity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S peed_of_light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E %3Dmc%C2%B2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W ormholes .
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    ^ About the quote : You can read Fred Reed's articles on LewRockwell.com: http://www.lewrockwell.com/reed/reed-arch.html .
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    ^ You can read his articles at http://www.suntimes.com/index/greeley.html .
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    ), Chicago: Open Court, ISBN 0-875-48352-6 . The chasing a light beam thought experiment is described on pages 48–51.
  • Collected Papers: Stachel, John, Martin J. Klein, a. J. Kox, Michel Janssen, R. Schulmann, Diana Komos Buchwald and others (Eds.) (1987–2006), The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Vol. 1–10, Princeton University Press  Further information about the volumes published so far can be found on the webpages of the Einstein Papers Project and on the Princeton University Press Einstein Page

Notes

  1. ^ Hans-Josef, Küpper (2000), Various things about Albert Einstein, einstein-website.de, http://www.einstein-website.de/z_information/variousthings.html, retrieved 18 July 2009 
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Further reading

  • Moring, Gary (2004): The complete idiot’s guide to understanding Einstein ( 1st ed. 2000). Indianapolis IN: Alpha books (Macmillan USA). ISBN 0028631803
  • Abraham Pais (1982): Subtle is the Lord: The science and the life of Albert Einstein. Oxford University Press. The definitive biography to date.
  • -------- (1994): Einstein Lived Here. Oxford University Press.
  • Parker, Barry (2000): Einstein’s Brainchild. Prometheus Books. A review of Einstein’s career and accomplishments, written for the lay public.
  • Isaacson, Walter (2007): Einstein: His Life and Universe. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-6473-0
  • Schweber, Sylvan S. (2008): Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674028289.

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A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving...
.Albert Einstein (14 March 187918 April 1955) was a German-Swiss-Austrian-American physicist.^ Albert Einstein March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955 was a German-born theoretical physicist widely known as one of the greatest Physicists of all time.
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^ He is best known for the special and general theories of relativity, which overturned Newtonian physics.

.He became famous for his explanation of the photoelectric effect (for which he received the Nobel Prize).^ The Nobel Prize for Physics for the photoelectric effect.
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^ He became famous for his explanation of the photoelectric effect (for which he received the Nobel Prize).
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^ While best known for the Theory of Relativity (and specifically mass-energy equivalence , E = mc² ), he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect in 1905 (his " wonderful year " or "miraculous year") and "for his services to Theoretical Physics".
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.As a Jewish scientist he had to flee from Nazi Germany, but it should be noted that he did not believe in traditional notions of a personal god, but rather perceived God to be a "superpersonal" entity, in ways that he declared to be inspired by Baruch Spinoza's and Arthur Schopenhauer's ideas.^ He did not believe in a personal God, but in (I think) a spiritual essence to everything.
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^ The pursuit of recognition for their own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the quest for personal independence form the traditional themes of the Jewish people, of which I am a member.
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.He also asserted that the Jewish scriptures, Jesus, Gautama Buddha and other religious figures were important guides for the ethical advancement of humanity.^ He also asserted that the Jewish scriptures , Jesus , Gautama Buddha and other religious figures were important guides for the ethical advancement of humanity.
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^ What humanity own to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the of the inquiring constructive mind.

^ Augustine is one of the main figures who merged the Greek philosophical tradition and the Judeo-Christian religious and scriptural traditions.
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A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

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Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such authority over us that we forget their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens.
  • A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
    • "My Future Plans" an essay written at age 17 for school exam (18 September 1896) The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol.^ Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such authority over us that we forget their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens.
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  • E = mc²
    • The equivalence of matter and energy was originally expressed by the equation m = L/c², which easily translates into the far more well known E = mc² in Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content? published in the Annalen der Physik (27 September 1905) : "If a body gives off the energy L in the form of radiation, its mass diminishes by L/c²."
    • In a later statement explaining the ideas expressed by this equation, Einstein summarized: "It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing — a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind.^ Einstein explained the implications of the theory as follows: .

      ^ Einstein posited that energy and mass were different manifestations of the same thing, and that: .

      ^ It does not depend upon its source i.e.

      .Furthermore, the equation E = mc², in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa.
      The mass and energy were in fact equivalent, according to the formula mentioned before.^ The mass and energy were in fact equivalent, according to the formula mentioned before.
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      ^ The energy equivalence ( E ) of some amount of mass ( m ) is that mass times the speed of light ( c ) squared: E = mc 2 .
      • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Furthermore, the equation E = mc², in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa.
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      .This was demonstrated by Cockcroft and Walton in 1932, experimentally."^ This was demonstrated by Cockcroft and Walton in 1932, experimentally."
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ This was demonstrated by Cockcroft and Walton in 1932, experimentally.
      • Einstein's God | Program Particulars [Speaking of Faith® from American Public Media] 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC speakingoffaith.publicradio.org [Source type: Original source]

      .
      • Atomic Physics (1948) by the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.^ Atomic Physics (1948) by the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.
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        (mp3 audio file of Einstein's voice)
  • We shall therefore assume the complete physical equivalence of a gravitational field and a corresponding acceleration of the reference system.
.
It is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analyzing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend...
  • How does it happen that a properly endowed natural scientist comes to concern himself with epistemology? Is there not some more valuable work to be done in his specialty?^ Is there not some more valuable work to be done in his specialty?
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    ^ Therefore it is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analysing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend, and how they have grown up, individually, out of the givens of experience.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Statement of the equivalence principle in Yearbook of Radioactivity and Electronics (1907) It is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analyzing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend...
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    .That's what I hear many of my colleagues ask, and I sense it from many more.^ That's what I hear many of my colleagues ask, and I sense it from many more.
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    .But I cannot share this sentiment.^ But I cannot share this sentiment.
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    .When I think about the ablest students whom I have encountered in my teaching — that is, those who distinguish themselves by their independence of judgment and not just their quick-wittedness — I can affirm that they had a vigorous interest in epistemology.^ When I think about the ablest students whom I have encountered in my teaching — that is, those who distinguish themselves by their independence of judgment and not just their quick-wittedness — I can affirm that they had a vigorous interest in epistemology.
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    ^ Although rarely employed to this malicious extreme, contextomy is a common method of misrepresentation in contemporary mass media Basically, you insult everyone who reads your posts by assuming they can't read and think for themselves.

    ^ "The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life achievement."
    • Einstein Alive, Motivational Speaker, Business Innovation, Arden Bercovitz, Ph.D., CSP, "The Einstein Guy" 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.einsteinalive.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They happily began discussions about the goals and methods of science, and they showed unequivocally, through tenacious defense of their views, that the subject seemed important to them .^ They happily began discussions about the goals and methods of science, and they showed unequivocally, through tenacious defense of their views, that the subject seemed important to them .
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    ^ In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this religious feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.
    • Albert Einstein: Quotes on God, Religion, Theology 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.
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    • Einstein's God | Program Particulars [Speaking of Faith® from American Public Media] 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC speakingoffaith.publicradio.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .Concepts that have proven useful in ordering things easily achieve such authority over us that we forget their earthly origins and accept them as unalterable givens. Thus they might come to be stamped as "necessities of thought," "a priori givens," etc.^ While at the Gymnasium, Einstein clashed with authority and resented the school regimen, believing that the spirit of learning and creative thought were lost in such endeavors as strict memorization .
    • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While at the Gymnasium, Einstein clashed with authority and resented the school regimen, believing that the spirit of learning and creative thought were lost in such endeavors as strict memorization.
    • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He typically used "the Lord" or God, as a metaphor for nature and the natural order, but Einstein did not believe in the ordinary conception of a personal or anthropomorphic diety.

    .The path of scientific progress is often made impassable for a long time by such errors.^ The path of scientific progress is often made impassable for a long time by such errors.
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    ^ People deny the notion of such prestigious theories existing so long in such obvious error.

    ^ After such a long time, there will be steady, uniform flow of water in pipe.

    .Therefore it is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analysing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend, and how they have grown up, individually, out of the givens of experience.^ Therefore it is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analysing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend, and how they have grown up, individually, out of the givens of experience.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Statement of the equivalence principle in Yearbook of Radioactivity and Electronics (1907) It is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analyzing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend...
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    ^ If, therefore, we wish to grasp the essence of a complex of abstract notions we must for the one part investigate the mutual relationships between the concepts and the assertions made about them for the other, we must investigate how they are related to the experiences.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Famous Quotes by Albert Einstein from Basic Quotations - Famous Quotes by Famous People - Famous Quotations - Famous Sayings 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.basicquotations.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Thus their excessive authority will be broken.
    They will be removed if they cannot be properly legitimated, corrected if their correlation with given things be far too superfluous, or replaced if a new system can be established that we prefer for whatever reason.^ Thus their excessive authority will be broken.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ They will be removed if they cannot be properly legitimated, corrected if their correlation with given things be far too superfluous, or replaced if a new system can be established that we prefer for whatever reason.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Said to Vladimir Bargmann, with the meaning that God leads people to believe they understand things that they actually are far from understanding.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Obituary for physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach, Physikalische Zeitschrift 17 (1916)
  • I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.
    • Letter to Alfred Kneser (7 June 1918); Doc.^ Letter to Alfred Kneser (7 June 1918); Doc.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ Therefore, I am, as a human being, an opponent of nationalism.

      ^ Obituary for physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach , Physikalische Zeitschrift 17 (1916) I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      .560 in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol.^ This collection contains letters and notes by Albert Einstein, as well as photographs, clippings, items commemorating Einstein, the Einstein family tree, and autographs.
      • Albert Einstein Collection, 1700s-1998 (bulk 1879-1998) AR 136 / MF 549 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC findingaids.cjh.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Vol.
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      ^ Main article: Works by Albert Einstein Einstein published over fifty scientific papers during his lifetime.
      • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .8
  • I have also considered many scientific plans during my pushing you around in your pram!^ I have also considered many scientific plans during my pushing you around in your pram!
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart.
    • Ballet Quotes | Ballet Connections - Ballet Books, Movies, Interviews, Companies, and Links 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC balletconnections.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By age 30, he was considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest scientific thinkers ...
    • Albert Einstein - Lulu.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Make a lot of walks to get healthy and don’t read that much but save yourself some until you’re grown up.^ Letter to his son Hans Albert Einstein (June 1918) Make a lot of walks to get healthy and don’t read that much but save yourself some until you’re grown up.
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    ^ Letter to his son Eduard Einstein (June 1918) Dear mother!
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Albert Einstein , letter to Max Born.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Dear mother!^ Letter to his son Eduard Einstein (June 1918) Dear mother!
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    ^ Letter to his son Hans Albert Einstein (June 1918) Make a lot of walks to get healthy and don’t read that much but save yourself some until you’re grown up.
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    ^ Albert Einstein to Otto Nathan, 22 June 1939 (1 letter) .
    • Guide to the Morris and Adele Bergreen Albert Einstein Collection, 1919-1988 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC specialcollections.vassar.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Today a joyful notice.^ Today a joyful notice.
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    .H. A. Lorentz has telegraphed me that the English expeditions have really proven the deflection of light at the sun.^ H. A. Lorentz has telegraphed me that the English expeditions have really proven the deflection of light at the sun.
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    ^ In 1982 it was found to be defective by scientists at MIT. Proven in 1919, by deflection of light during an eclipse.
    • MyStudiyo - melwacks Channel - Albert Einstein Quiz 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.mystudiyo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Analysis of the May-1919 British solar-eclipse expeditions confirmed that light rays from distant stars were deflected by the Sun's gravitation , just as predicted by the field equations of general relativity .
    • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

How much do I love that noble man
More than I could tell with words...
  • We may assume the existence of an aether; only we must give up ascribing a definite state of motion to it, i.e. we must by abstraction take from it the last mechanical characteristic which Lorentz had still left it. .
    • On the irrelevance of the luminiferous aether hypothesis to physical measurements, in an address at the University of Leiden (May 5, 1920)
  • What lead me more or less directly to the special theory of relativity was the conviction that the electromotive force acting on a body in motion in a magnetic field was nothing else but an electric field.^ On the irrelevance of the luminiferous aether hypothesis to physical measurements, in an address at the University of Leiden (May 5, 1920) What lead me more or less directly to the special theory of relativity was the conviction that the electromotive force acting on a body in motion in a magnetic field was nothing else but an electric field.
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    ^ He formulated the special and general theories of relativity.
    • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The theory of special relativity also did away with the notion of the luminiferous ether.

    .
    • Letter to the Michelson Commemorative Meeting of the Cleveland Physics Society as quoted by R.S.Shankland, Am J Phys 32, 16 (1964), p35, republished in A P French, Special Relativity, ISBN 0177710756
  • Raffiniert ist der Herrgott, aber boshaft ist er nicht.
    • Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not.
    • Remark made during Einstein's first visit to Princeton University.^ In German, he had said, Raffiniert ist der Herrgott aber boshaft ist er nicht.

      ^ The Lord God is subtle, but malicious he is not.
      • Albert Einstein Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Quantum Theory (18) Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber boshaft ist er nicht.
      • Albert Einstein Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .(April 1921) as quoted in Einstein (1973) by R.W. Clark, Ch.^ (April 1921) as quoted in Einstein (1973) by R.W. Clark, Ch.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      .14. "God is slick, but he ain’t mean" is a variant translation of this (1946) Unsourced variant: "God is subtle but he is not malicious."
    • When asked what he meant by this he replied.^ God is subtle but he is not malicious.
      • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When asked what he meant by this he replied.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ "God is slick, but he ain’t mean" is a variant translation of this (1946) Unsourced variant: "God is subtle but he is not malicious."
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ."Nature hides her secret because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse."^ Einstein was happy to grant permission, and he explained what he meant: "Nature hides her secret because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse."

      ^ "Nature hides her secret because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse."
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ "Nature conceals her secrets because she is sublime, not because she is a trickster."
      • Einstein Alive, Motivational Speaker, Business Innovation, Arden Bercovitz, Ph.D., CSP, "The Einstein Guy" 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.einsteinalive.com [Source type: Original source]

      .(Die Natur verbirgt ihr Geheimnis durch die Erhabenheit ihres Wesens, aber nicht durch List.) As quoted in Subtle is the Lord — The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein (1982) by Abraham Pais einsteinandreligion.com
      • Originally said to Princeton University mathematics professor Oscar Veblen, May 1921, while Einstein was in Princeton for a series of lectures, upon hearing that an experimental result by Dayton C. Miller of Cleveland, if true, would contradict his theory of gravitation.^ Die Natur verbirgt ihr Geheimnis durch die Erhabenheit ihres Wesens, aber nicht durch List.
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        ^ What is true about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?
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        ^ This would be the result originally expected by Albert Einstein for the EPR experiment.
        • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

        .But the result turned out to be false.^ But the result turned out to be false.
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        .Some say by this remark Einstein meant that Nature hides her secrets by being subtle, while others say he meant that nature is mischievous but not bent on trickery.^ Einstein was happy to grant permission, and he explained what he meant: "Nature hides her secret because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse."

        ^ Albert Einstein *** The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
        • Albert Einstein Quotes - Famous Quotes by Albert Einstein from Basic Quotations - Famous Quotes by Famous People - Famous Quotations - Famous Sayings 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.basicquotations.com [Source type: Original source]

        ^ As with his other remarks about "Herrgott," all he meant by it was that nature could not operate in a random way.

        [The .Yale Book of Quotations by Fred R. Shapiro, 2006]
  • When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.^ "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
    • Einstein Alive, Motivational Speaker, Business Innovation, Arden Bercovitz, Ph.D., CSP, "The Einstein Guy" 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.einsteinalive.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [The Yale Book of Quotations by Fred R. Shapiro, 2006] Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Imagination is more important than knowledge...
    • Albert Einstein Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Cited as conversation between Einstein and János Plesch in János: the story of a doctor (1947), János Plesch, trans. Edward FitzGerald, Pub. V. Gollancz.
  • I have second thoughts. Maybe God is malicious. .
    • Quoted in Jamie Sayen, Einstein in America (1985).^ Quoted in Jamie Sayen, Einstein in America (1985).
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      ^ Studs Terkel , as quoted in "Voice of America" in The Guardian (1 March 2002) Einstein explained his theory to me every day, and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
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      ^ Einstein was quoted as saying that "racism is America's greatest disease".
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      • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Said to Vladimir Bargmann, with the meaning that God leads people to believe they understand things that they actually are far from understanding.^ Said to Vladimir Bargmann, with the meaning that God leads people to believe they understand things that they actually are far from understanding.
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      ^ I have always believed that Jesus meant by the Kingdom of God the small group scattered all through time of intellectually and ethically valuable people.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ They will be removed if they cannot be properly legitimated, corrected if their correlation with given things be far too superfluous, or replaced if a new system can be established that we prefer for whatever reason.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      [The .Yale Book of Quotations by Fred R. Shapiro, 2006]
  • Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing.^ Enquiry (58) Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Quantum theory is certainly imposing.
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing.
    • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing.^ But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing.
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ But an inner voice tells me it is not yet the real thing.
    • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But an inner voice tells me that this is not yet the real thing.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the 'old one'. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.
    • Letter to Max Born (4 December 1926); The Born-Einstein Letters (translated by Irene Born) (Walker and Company, New York, 1971) ISBN 0-8027-0326-7.^ Born's own translation: "The theory yields much, but it hardly brings us nearer to the secret of the Old One.
      • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
      • Albert Einstein Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the 'old one'.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      .This quote is commonly paraphrased "God does not play dice" or "God does not play dice with the universe", and other slight variants.
  • Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use.^ "God does not play dice with the universe."
    • Albert Einstein quotes on relativity and Albert Einstein quotations about religion & war 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.some-guy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]

    It is the theory which decides what can be observed.
    • Objecting to the placing of observables at the heart of the new quantum mechanics, during Heisenberg's 1926 lecture at Berlin; related by Heisenberg, quoted in Unification of Fundamental Forces (1990) by Abdus Salam ISBN 0521371406
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The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the 'old one'. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.
  • By an application of the theory of relativity to the taste of readers, today in Germany I am called a German man of science, and in England I am represented as a Swiss Jew.^ I, at any rate, am convinced that He (God) does not throw dice.
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By an application of the theory of relativity to the taste of readers, today in Germany I am called a German man of science, and in England I am represented as a Swiss Jew.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.
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    .If I come to be represented as a bête noire, the descriptions will be reversed, and I shall become a Swiss Jew for the Germans and a German man of science for the English!^ If I come to be represented as a bête noire, the descriptions will be reversed, and I shall become a Swiss Jew for the Germans and a German man of science for the English!
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ By an application of the theory of relativity to the taste of readers, today in Germany I am called a German man of science, and in England I am represented as a Swiss Jew.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ "If the relativity theory will be proven true, the Germans will say I am a German, the Swiss I am a Swiss and the French that I am a great man.

    .(To The Times (London), November 28, 1919, quoted in The New Quotable Einstein by Alice Calaprice, 2005, ISBN 0-691-12075-7)
    • Variant: If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.^ If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.
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      ^ (To The Times (London), November 28, 1919, quoted in The New Quotable Einstein by Alice Calaprice , 2005, ISBN 0-691-12075-7 ) Variant: If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ What is true about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?
      • MyStudiyo - melwacks Channel - Albert Einstein Quiz 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.mystudiyo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.^ If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.
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      ^ Should my theory prove untrue, France will say I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
      • Albert Einstein Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      .(Address to the French Philosophical Society at the Sorbonne (6 April 1922); French press clipping (7 April 1922) [Einstein Archive 36-378] and Berliner Tageblatt (8 April 1922) [Einstein Archive 79-535])
    • Variant translation: If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will say I am a man of the world.^ If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.
      • Albert Einstein Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ What is true about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?
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      ^ (Address to the French Philosophical Society at the Sorbonne (6 April 1922); French press clipping (7 April 1922) [Einstein Archive 36-378] and Berliner Tageblatt (8 April 1922) [Einstein Archive 79-535]) Variant translation: If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will say I am a man of the world.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      .If it's proven wrong, France will say I am a German and Germany will say I am a Jew.
    • Variant: If relativity is proved right the Germans will call me a German, the Swiss will call me a Swiss citizen, and the French will call me a great scientist.^ If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.
      • Albert Einstein Quotes / Quotations - Quoteopia! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.quoteopia.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Should my theory prove untrue, France will say I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
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      ^ Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .If relativity is proved wrong the French will call me a Swiss, the Swiss will call me a German and the Germans will call me a Jew.
  • I am a Jew and glad to belong to the Jewish people
    • Letter, 1920, to the Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith
    • Quoted in Einstein on Politics, ed.^ Einstein was born a German citizen.
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      ^ I am a Jew and glad to belong to the Jewish people Letter, 1920, to the Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith Quoted in Einstein on Politics , ed.
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      ^ Note also that the associated item is also an Einstein quote.
      • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      David Rowe & Robert Schulmann, ISBN 9780691120942
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I believe in Spinoza's God, Who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.
  • I believe in Spinoza's God, Who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.
    • In response the telegrammed question of New York's Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein in (24 April 1929): "Do you believe in God?^ In response to the telegrammed question of New York's Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein in 1929: "Do you believe in God?
      • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ In response the telegrammed question of New York's Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein in (24 April 1929): "Do you believe in God?
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      ^ When asked by a rabbi from New York in 1929 if he believed in God, Einstein sent this message by telegram: "I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings."
      • Einstein's God | Program Particulars [Speaking of Faith® from American Public Media] 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC speakingoffaith.publicradio.org [Source type: Original source]

      Stop. .Answer paid 50 words."^ Answer paid 50 words."
      • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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      .Einstein replied in only 25 (German) words.^ Note that Einstein replied in only 25 (German) words.
      • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Einstein replied in only 25 (German) words.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ When you are having problems being humble, remember the words of Einstein and take heed: "The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working".
      • Albert Einstein Speaks 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

      .Spinoza's ideas of God are often characterized as being pantheistic.
    • Expanding on this he later wrote: "I can understand your aversion to the use of the term 'religion' to describe an emotional and psychological attitude which shows itself most clearly in Spinoza...^ Spinoza 's ideas of God are often characterized as being pantheistic .
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ Expanding on this he later wrote: "I can understand your aversion to the use of the term 'religion' to describe an emotional and psychological attitude which shows itself most clearly in Spinoza...
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ When Einstein was five, his father showed him a small pocket compass , and Einstein realized that something in "empty" space acted upon the needle; he would later describe the experience as one of the most revelatory events of his life.
      • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .I have not found a better expression than 'religious' for the trust in the rational nature of reality that is, at least to a certain extent, accessible to human reason."^ I have found no better expression than "religious" for confidence in the rational nature of reality, insofar as it is accessible to human reason.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ I have not found a better expression than 'religious' for the trust in the rational nature of reality that is, at least to a certain extent, accessible to human reason."
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ Is human reason, then, without experience, merely by taking thought, able to fathom the properties of real things?
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      .
  • If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician.^ The General Theory of Relativity was undoubtedly Einstein's greatest achievement, and has been called "probably the greatest scientific discovery ever made" by Nobel prize winning physicist Paul Dirac.

    ^ I will soon remove said quote from the article, since even via Google Books I cannot find a single book that tells us where and when Einstein would have said this.
    • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would replace it with Einstein's wording of the equation taken from a recording of him- that would then be a quote.
    • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I often think in music.^ I often think in music.
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    .I live my daydreams in music.^ I live my daydreams in music.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .I see my life in terms of music...^ I see my life in terms of music...
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .I do know that I get most joy in life out of my violin.
    • As quoted in "What Life Means to Einstein : An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" in The Saturday Evening Post Vol.^ Albert Einstein Widely quoted, but without citation, for example in Eve Herold, George Daley, Stem Cell Wars (2007), 79.
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      ^ "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929) p.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ Quoted in Abraham Pais, Roger Penrose, Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein (2005), 432.
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      .202 (26 October 1929), p.^ "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929) p.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck," for the October 26, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
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      .113 , also in Glimpses of the Great (1930) by George Sylvester Viereck
  • I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.^ "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
    • Albert Einstein quotes on relativity and Albert Einstein quotations about religion & war 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.some-guy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
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    ^ Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Ghandi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie - Albert Einstein *** I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Famous Quotes by Albert Einstein from Basic Quotations - Famous Quotes by Famous People - Famous Quotations - Famous Sayings 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.basicquotations.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Imagination is more important than knowledge.^ Imagination is more important than knowledge.” .
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    ^ Albert Einstein *** Imagination is more important than knowledge.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Famous Quotes by Albert Einstein from Basic Quotations - Famous Quotes by Famous People - Famous Quotations - Famous Sayings 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.basicquotations.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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    Knowledge is limited. .Imagination encircles the world.
    • As quoted in "What Life Means to Einstein : An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" in The Saturday Evening Post Vol.^ Albert Einstein Widely quoted, but without citation, for example in Eve Herold, George Daley, Stem Cell Wars (2007), 79.
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      ^ Quoted in Abraham Pais, Roger Penrose, Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein (2005), 432.
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      ^ I will soon remove said quote from the article, since even via Google Books I cannot find a single book that tells us where and when Einstein would have said this.
      • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .202 (26 October 1929), p.^ "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929) p.
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      ^ "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck," for the October 26, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
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      117
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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
^ "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
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^ Glimpses of the Great (1930) by George Sylvester Viereck I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
  • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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^ I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
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.Imagination is more important than knowledge.^ Imagination is more important than knowledge.” .
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^ Albert Einstein *** Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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^ Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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Knowledge is limited. .Imagination encircles the world.
  • I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist.^ I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Imagination encircles the world."
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    ^ Imagination encircles the world.
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    .We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages.^ We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages.
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    ^ We are like a little child entering a huge library.
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    ^ The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues.
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    .The child knows someone must have written those books.^ The child knows someone must have written those books.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ The child knows that someone must have written these books.
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    ^ The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is.
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    .It does not know how.^ It does not know who or how.
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    ^ It does not know how.
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    .The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is.^ But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books---a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects."
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    ^ The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is.
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    ^ The child knows someone must have written those books.
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    .That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws.^ We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    ^ His religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.
    • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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    • Albert Einstein developed theories on special and general relativity - From the New Universe 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.^ To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness.
    • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I am fascinated by Spinoza's pantheism, but admire even more his contributions to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and the body as one, not two separate things.^ I am fascinated by Spinoza's pantheism, but admire even more his contributions to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and the body as one, not two separate things.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ (Thus for the first time uniting these two theories from one common theoretical foundation!
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
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    .
    • As quoted in Glimpses of the Great (1930) by G. S. Viereck There have been disputes on the accuracy of this quotation.
  • Life is like riding a bicycle.^ As quoted in Glimpses of the Great (1930) by G. S. Viereck There have been disputes on the accuracy of this quotation.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Life is like riding a bicycle.
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    ^ In case anyone else is curious, I looked up the June 1930 issue of American Magazine at a library, and this quote is indeed there, exactly as quoted.
    • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .To keep your balance you must keep moving.^ To keep your balance you must keep moving.
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    ^ Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow - perhaps it all will.
    • Albert Einstein quotes, quotations, phrases, words 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have read your article on Zionism and feel, as a strong devotee of the Zionist idea, that I must answer you...

    .
    • Letter to his son Eduard (5 February 1930)
  • To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.
    • Aphorism for a friend (18 September 1930) [Einstein Archive 36-598]; as quoted in Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel (1988) by Banesh Hoffman
  • I never think of the future.^ To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.

    ^ Reality (20) To punish me for my contempt for authority, Fate made me an authority myself.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ God (121) I never think of the future.
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    .It comes soon enough.^ It comes soon enough.
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    ^ It comes soon enough."
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    ^ I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
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    .
    • Comment during an interview.^ Comment during an interview.
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      .Belgenland (December 1930).
  • It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.^ It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.
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    ^ In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God.
    • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Letter to Vegetarian Watch-Tower (27 December 1930)
  • I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.^ Letter to Vegetarian Watch-Tower (27 December 1930) I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
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    .I am willing to fight for peace.^ I am willing to fight for peace.
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    • Miscellaneous Einstein quotes 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC bytesolutions.com [Source type: Original source]
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    .Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.^ Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    • Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC antiwar.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war.
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    ^ And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.
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    .
    • Interview with George Sylvester Viereck (January 1931)
  • I believe in intuition and inspiration.^ Interview with George Sylvester Viereck (January 1931) I believe in intuition and inspiration.
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    ^ Glimpses of the Great (1930) by George Sylvester Viereck I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
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    ^ "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929) p.
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    .Imagination is more important than knowledge.^ Imagination is more important than knowledge.” .
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    ^ Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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    ^ The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
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    .For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.^ For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."
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    ^ Before you vote there, here is the entire quote: " Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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    .It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
    • Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) by Albert Einstein, p.^ Albert Einstein - Ideas and Opinions, 1954) .
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      ^ From Cosmic religion: with other opinions and aphorisms (1931), Albert Einstein, pub.
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      ^ Albert Einstein , Physics and Reality, 1936) .
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      .97; also in Transformation : Arts, Communication, Environment (1950) by Harry Holtzman, p.^ Transformation : Arts, Communication, Environment (1950) by Harry Holtzman, p.
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      .138
  • For any one who is pervaded with the sense of causal law in all that happens, who accepts in real earnest the assumption of causality, the idea of a Being who interferes with the sequence of events in the world is absolutely impossible.^ For any one who is pervaded with the sense of causal law in all that happens, who accepts in real earnest the assumption of causality, the idea of a Being who interferes with the sequence of events in the world is absolutely impossible.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ One reason why mathematics enjoys special esteem, above all other sciences, is that its laws are absolutely certain and indisputable, while those of other sciences are to some extent debatable and in constant danger of being overthrown by newly discovered facts.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ The man who is thoroughly convinced of the universal operation of the law of causation cannot for a moment entertain the idea of a being who interferes in the course of events — provided, of course, that he takes the hypothesis of causality really seriously.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .Neither the religion of fear nor the social-moral religion can have any hold on him.^ He has no use for the religion of fear and equally little for social or moral religion.
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    ^ Neither the religion of fear nor the social-moral religion can have any hold on him.
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    ^ The truth is that all religions are a varying blend of both types, with this differentiation: that on the higher levels of social life the religion of morality predominates.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .
    • As quoted in Has Science Discovered God? : A Symposium of Modern Scientific Opinion (1931) by Edward Howe Cotton, p.^ As quoted in Has Science Discovered God?
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      ^ If sensibility is to be restored, then Science must exorcise the spooks, God-rationalists, and writers of science fiction that riddle modern theoretical physics.
      • Crank Dot Net | Einstein was wrong 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.crank.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Quoted from and citation notes derived from Victor J. Stenger, Has Science Found God?
      • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

      .101
  • By the way, there are increasing signs that the Russian trials are not faked, but that there is a plot among those who look upon Stalin as a stupid reactionary who has betrayed the ideas of the revolution.^ By the way, there are increasing signs that the Russian trials are not faked, but that there is a plot among those who look upon Stalin as a stupid reactionary who has betrayed the ideas of the revolution.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ There has been an increasing skepticism concerning every attempt by means of pure thought to learn something about the 'objective world', about the world of 'things' in contrast to the world of ' concepts and ideas '.
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    ^ Hence there are those who would in all seriousness forbid the introduction of technical improvements.
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    .Though we find it difficult to imagine this kind of internal thing, those who know Russia best are all more or less of the same opinion.^ Though we find it difficult to imagine this kind of internal thing, those who know Russia best are all more or less of the same opinion.
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    ^ Well, i think you're a wonder I'm from Switzerland, and i know, my english isn't verry good, so i can't understand all the thing at this web-site.

    ^ But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest.
    • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I was firmly convinced to begin with that it was a case of a dictator's despotic acts, based on lies and deception, but this was a delusion.^ I was firmly convinced to begin with that it was a case of a dictator's despotic acts, based on lies and deception, but this was a delusion.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .
    • Letter to Max Born (no date, 1937 or 1938); The Born-Einstein Letters (translated by Irene Born) (Walker and Company, New York, 1971) ISBN 0-8027-0326-7.^ Albert Einstein , letter to Max Born.
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      ^ Letter to Max Born (4 December 1926); The Born-Einstein Letters (translated by Irene Born) (Walker and Company, New York, 1971) ISBN 0-8027-0326-7 .
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      ^ Letter to Max Born (no date, 1937 or 1938); The Born-Einstein Letters (translated by Irene Born) (Walker and Company, New York, 1971) ISBN 0-8027-0326-7 .
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      .Born commented: "The Russian trials were Stalin's purges, with which he attempted to consolidate his power.^ Born commented: "The Russian trials were Stalin's purges, with which he attempted to consolidate his power.
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      ^ By the way, there are increasing signs that the Russian trials are not faked, but that there is a plot among those who look upon Stalin as a stupid reactionary who has betrayed the ideas of the revolution.
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      .Like most people in the West, I believed these show trials to be the arbitrary acts of a cruel dictator.^ Like most people in the West, I believed these show trials to be the arbitrary acts of a cruel dictator.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ For someone to really believe a new theory, an experiment to show the existence of new phenomena not previously known is most persuasive.
      • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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      .Einstein was apparently of a different opinion: he believed that when threatened by Hitler the Russians had no choice but to destroy as many of their enemies within their own camp as possible.^ Einstein was apparently of a different opinion: he believed that when threatened by Hitler the Russians had no choice but to destroy as many of their enemies within their own camp as possible.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ [Albert Einstein, letter to Sigmund Freud, 30 July 1932] "Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
      • Albert Einstein quotes on relativity and Albert Einstein quotations about religion & war 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.some-guy.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Though Einstein respected many traditions the stated views are directly contrary to most of his known opinions regarding traditional faiths and his notions of God.
      • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      I find it hard to reconcile this point of view with Einstein's gentle, humanitarian disposition."
.
Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.
  • As an eminent pioneer in the realm of high frequency currents...^ "Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love" "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."
    • Albert Einstein quotes on relativity and Albert Einstein quotations about religion & war 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.some-guy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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    ^ Theory (179) Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do, but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I congratulate you on the great successes of your life's work.^ I congratulate you on the great successes of your life's work.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Your life does not belong to you.
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    ^ Letters To Friends Of Peace It has come to my knowledge that out of the greatness of your soul you are quietly accomplishing a splendid work, impelled by solicitude for humanity and its fate.
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    .
  • Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.
    • Jotted (in German) on the margins of a letter to him (1933).^ Einstein, as much as we all love him, was not either of these things.
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      ^ "Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love" "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."
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      ^ Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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      .As quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side : New Glimpses From His Archives (1981) ISBN 0691023689
    • Unsourced variants: Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.^ I love you Albert Einstein!

      ^ Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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      ^ This quote does not actually appear in "Albert Einstein: The Human Side" as is sometimes claimed.
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      / .You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
  • I am the one to whom you wrote in care of the Belgian Academy...^ I am the one to whom you wrote in care of the Belgian Academy...
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    ^ You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
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    .Read no newspapers, try to find a few friends who think as you do, read the wonderful writers of earlier times, Kant, Goethe, Lessing, and the classics of other lands, and enjoy the natural beauties of Munich's surroundings.^ Read no newspapers, try to find a few friends who think as you do, read the wonderful writers of earlier times, Kant, Goethe, Lessing, and the classics of other lands, and enjoy the natural beauties of Munich's surroundings.
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    ^ This great aim has been professed by all those who have been venerated as moral and spiritual leaders beyond the limits of their own time and country without exception, from Jesus Christ to Goethe and Kant.
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    ^ Although rarely employed to this malicious extreme, contextomy is a common method of misrepresentation in contemporary mass media Basically, you insult everyone who reads your posts by assuming they can't read and think for themselves.

    .Make believe all the time that you are living, so to speak, on Mars among alien creatures and blot out any deeper interest in the actions of those creatures.^ Make believe all the time that you are living, so to speak, on Mars among alien creatures and blot out any deeper interest in the actions of those creatures.
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    ^ Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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    ^ It is interesting that you don't respond to those.

    .Make friends with a few animals.^ Make friends with a few animals.
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    .Then you will become a cheerful man once more and nothing will be able to trouble you.^ Then you will become a cheerful man once more and nothing will be able to trouble you.
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    ^ "The more a man is imbued with the ordered regularity of all events the firmer becomes his conviction that there is no room left by the side of this ordered regularity for causes of a different nature.
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    ^ Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.
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    .Bear in mind that those who are finer and nobler are always alone — and necessarily so — and that because of this they can enjoy the purity of their own atmosphere.^ Bear in mind that those who are finer and nobler are always alone — and necessarily so — and that because of this they can enjoy the purity of their own atmosphere.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
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    ^ Variant: The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
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    .I shake your hand in heartfelt comradeship, E.
    • Response to a letter from an unemployed professional musician (5 April 1933) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689
    • The editors precede this passage thus, "Early in 1933, Einstein received a letter from a professional musician who presumably lived in Munich.^ Letter to an atheist (1954) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689 Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
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      ^ I received your letter of June 10th.
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      ^ Albert Einstein, The Human Side (1981), 57.
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      .The musician was evidently troubled and despondent, and out of a job, yet at the same time, he must have been something of a kindred spirit.^ The musician was evidently troubled and despondent, and out of a job, yet at the same time, he must have been something of a kindred spirit.
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      ^ At the same time minimum wages must be fixed in such a way that the purchasing power of the workers keeps pace with production.
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      His letter is lost, all that survives being Einstein's reply....Note the careful anonymity of the first sentence — the recipient would be safer that way:" Albert Einstein: The Human Side concludes with this passage, followed by the original passages in German.
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It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.
  • It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.
    • "On the Method of Theoretical Physics" The Herbert Spencer Lecture, delivered at Oxford (10 June 1933); also published in Philosophy of Science, Vol.^ Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.
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      ^ It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.
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      ^ It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience."
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      1, No. .2 (April 1934), pp.^ (April 1934), pp.
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      163-169. [thanks to Dr. Techie @ www.wordorigins.org and JSTOR]
    • Variants: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
      .Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.
    • This is very similar to "Occam's Razor", with the addition that it warns about too much simplicity.^ Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.
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      ^ This is very similar to " Occam 's Razor", with the addition that it warns about too much simplicity.
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      ^ Makes about as much sense as anything else.
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      .Dubbed ''Einstein's razor, it is used when an appeal to Occam's razor results in an over-simplified explanation insufficient to meet needs or goals.^ Dubbed '' Einstein's razor , it is used when an appeal to Occam's razor results in an over-simplified explanation insufficient to meet needs or goals.
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      .It is also similar to one expression of what has become known as the "KISS principle": Keep It Simple, Stupid — but never oversimplify.
  • There is not the slightest indication that [nuclear energy] will ever be obtainable.^ It is also similar to one expression of what has become known as the "KISS principle": K eep I t S imple, S tupid — but never oversimplify.
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    ^ There is not the slightest indication that [nuclear energy] will ever be obtainable.
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    ^ Look at you in war...There has never been a just one, never an honorable one, on the part of the instigator of the war.
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    .It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.^ It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.
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    .
    • "Atom Energy Hope is Spiked By Einstein / Efforts at Loosing Vast Force is Called Fruitless," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (29 December 1934) It was following the breakthroughs by Enrico Fermi and others did the use of nuclear power become plausible.
  • It has often been said, and certainly not without justification, that the man of science is a poor philosopher.^ Did this other Einstein have the last word?"

    ^ It has often been said, and certainly not without justification, that the man of science is a poor philosopher.
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    ^ "Atom Energy Hope is Spiked By Einstein / Efforts at Loosing Vast Force is Called Fruitless," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (29 December 1934) It was following the breakthroughs by Enrico Fermi and others did the use of nuclear power become plausible.
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    .Why then should it not be the right thing for the physicist to let the philosopher do the philosophizing?^ Why then should it not be the right thing for the physicist to let the philosopher do the philosophizing?
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    .Such might indeed be the right thing to do a time when the physicist believes he has at his disposal a rigid system of fundamental laws which are so well established that waves of doubt can't reach them; but it cannot be right at a time when the very foundations of physics itself have become problematic as they are now.^ I'm very disillusioned with politics right now.

    ^ Such might indeed be the right thing to do a time when the physicist believes he has at his disposal a rigid system of fundamental laws which are so well established that waves of doubt can't reach them; but it cannot be right at a time when the very foundations of physics itself have become problematic as they are now.
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    ^ Indeed, the attempt to restore these concepts to mainstream physics has been the essential foundation of almost every crank theory since."

    .At a time like the present, when experience forces us to seek a newer and more solid foundation, the physicist cannot simply surrender to the philosopher the critical contemplation of theoretical foundations; for he himself knows best and feels more surely where the shoe pinches.^ More likely, it has been Jacob this whole time.
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    ^ At a time like the present, when experience forces us to seek a newer and more solid foundation, the physicist cannot simply surrender to the philosopher the critical contemplation of theoretical foundations; for he himself knows best and feels more surely where the shoe pinches.
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    ^ He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ...
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    .In looking for an new foundation, he must try to make clear in his own mind just how far the concepts which he uses are justified, and are necessities.^ In looking for an new foundation, he must try to make clear in his own mind just how far the concepts which he uses are justified, and are necessities.
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    ^ The Others are trying to make it look like the initiative is still going on, and that's Mikhail's job.
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    ^ What is thought to be a "system" is after all, just conventional, and I do not see how one is supposed to divide up the world objectively so that one can make statements about parts.
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    .
    • "Physics and Reality" in the Journal of the Franklin Institute Vol.^ "Physics and Reality" in the Journal of the Franklin Institute Vol.
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      ^ "Physics and Reality" in Journal of the Franklin Institute (March 1936) as quoted in Einstein: A Biography (1954) by Antonina Vallentin, p.
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      ^ Einstein, “Physics and Reality,” Journal of the Franklin Institute, March 1936 The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
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      221, Issue 3 (March 1936)
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All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree...
  • The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
    • "Physics and Reality" in Journal of the Franklin Institute (March 1936) as quoted in Einstein: A Biography (1954) by Antonina Vallentin, p.^ "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible."
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      ^ The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
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      ^ Albert Einstein quotes on relativity and Albert Einstein quotations about religion & war .
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      .24.
      Variants:
    • The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility… The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.
    • One may say "the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."
      • Out of My Later Years (1956) this rendition reads as if he is quoting or paraphrasing the statement of someone else — perhaps Immanuel Kant, whom he cites in the next sentence.
    • One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
      • As quoted in Disturbing the Universe (1979), by Freeman Dyson Ch.^ Out of My Later Years (1956) this rendition reads as if he is quoting or paraphrasing the statement of someone else — perhaps Immanuel Kant , whom he cites in the next sentence.
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        ^ Variants: The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility… The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.
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        ^ Albert Einstein Out of my Later Years (1950), 98.
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        5
    • The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
      • As quoted in Speaking of Science (2000) by Michael Fripp
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Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.
^ But let us not forget that human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.
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^ As quoted in Speaking of Science (2000) by Michael Fripp Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.
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^ Such a basis alone can lead to the joy of possessing one of the most precious assets in the world - knowledge or artistic skill."
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.Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.
  • All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.^ It is the source of all true art and all science.
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    ^ All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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    ^ Issue 3 (March 1936) All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree...
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    .All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
    It is no mere chance that our older universities developed from clerical schools.^ All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
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    ^ All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."
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    ^ It is no mere chance that our older universities developed from clerical schools.
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    .Both churches and universities — insofar as they live up to their true function — serve the ennoblement of the individual.^ Both churches and universities — insofar as they live up to their true function — serve the ennoblement of the individual.
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    ^ Experiments show that Energy is directly related to both Frequency and Mass (this is true since we now realise that they are ALL caused by Wave-Motion).
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    ^ That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations is as shocking as it is true...
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    .They seek to fulfill this great task by spreading moral and cultural understanding, renouncing the use of brute force.^ They seek to fulfill this great task by spreading moral and cultural understanding, renouncing the use of brute force.
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    ^ I think all people will enjoy the great clarity and wisdom of his ideas, and they will find them very relevant and useful in our modern (and very disturbed) world.
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    .The essential unity of ecclesiastical and secular institutions was lost during the 19th century, to the point of senseless hostility.^ The essential unity of ecclesiastical and secular institutions was lost during the 19th century, to the point of senseless hostility.
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    ^ The development during the present century is characterized by two theoretical systems essentially independent of each other: the theory of relativity and the quantum theory.
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    ^ The development during the present century is characterized by two theoretical systems essentially independent of each other: the theory of relativity and the quantum theory .
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    .Yet there was never any doubt as to the striving for culture.^ Yet there was never any doubt as to the striving for culture.
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    ^ Yet, in my own mind there can be no doubt that in both cases a dispassionate consideration can only lead to a negative answer.
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    .No one doubted the sacredness of the goal.^ No one doubted the sacredness of the goal.
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    ^ Accordingly, a religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt of the significance and loftiness of those superpersonal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation.
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    ^ No doubt the day will come when we will see whose instinctive attitude was the correct one.
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It was the approach that was disputed. .
    • "Moral Decay" (1937); Later published in Out of My Later Years (1950)
  • Our time is distinguished by wonderful achievements in the fields of scientific understanding and the technical application of those insights.^ Albert Einstein Out of My Later Years (1950), 227-8.
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    ^ On scientific freedom and holism or holistic science, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.
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    ^ On religion and society, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.
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    .Who would not be cheered by this?^ Who would not be cheered by this?
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    .But let us not forget that human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.^ But let us not forget that human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.
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    ^ As quoted in Speaking of Science (2000) by Michael Fripp Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.
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    ^ Throughout his life, Einstein believed the human reason was capable of leading to theories that would provide correct descriptions of physical phenomena.
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    .Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.
    What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.^ What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha , Moses , and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.
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    ^ He also asserted that the Jewish scriptures , Jesus , Gautama Buddha and other religious figures were important guides for the ethical advancement of humanity.
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    .What these blessed men have given us we must guard and try to keep alive with all our strength if humanity is not to lose its dignity, the security of its existence, and its joy in living.
    • Written statement (September 1937) as quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side: New Glimpses From His Archives (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689
  • I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.^ Letter (26 April 1945); as quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side: New Glimpses From His Archives (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689 The position in which we are now is a very strange one which in general political life never happened.
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    ^ Letter to an atheist (1954) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689 Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
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    ^ What these blessed men have given us we must guard and try to keep alive with all our strength if humanity is not to lose its dignity, the security of its existence, and its joy in living.
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    • In a comment explaining why he joined the American Federation of Teachers local number 552 as a charter member (1938)
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What these blessed men have given us we must guard and try to keep alive with all our strength if humanity is not to lose its dignity, the security of its existence, and its joy in living.
  • Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world. In our endeavor to understand reality we are somewhat like a man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch.^ What these blessed men have given us we must guard and try to keep alive with all our strength if humanity is not to lose its dignity, the security of its existence, and its joy in living.
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    ^ In our endeavor to understand reality we are somewhat like a man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch.
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    ^ These results showed that our understanding of the physical world is profoundly deficient.
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He sees the face and the moving hands, even hears its ticking, but he has no way of opening the case.^ He sees the face and the moving hands, even hears its ticking, but he has no way of opening the case.
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    ^ I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause.
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    .If he is ingenious he may form some picture of a mechanism which could be responsible for all the things he observes, but he may never be quite sure his picture is the only one which could explain his observations.^ If he is ingenious he may form some picture of a mechanism which could be responsible for all the things he observes, but he may never be quite sure his picture is the only one which could explain his observations.
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    ^ I suppose the whole being quarrantined thing could explain their ignorance, but that's an easy way out, if you ask me.
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    ^ Since Dharma and Hanso seem to be all about science research, maybe the had some kind of Quantum Leap Project, or something with Relativity, that could explain Jacob's invisibility, and Richard's lack of aging?
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 25 September 2009 1:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He will never be able to compare his picture with the real mechanism and he cannot even imagine the possibility or the meaning of such a comparison. But he certainly believes that, as his knowledge increases, his picture of reality will become simpler and simpler and will explain a wider and wider range of his sensuous impressions.^ But he certainly believes that, as his knowledge increases, his picture of reality will become simpler and simpler and will explain a wider and wider range of his sensuous impressions.
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    ^ He will never be able to compare his picture with the real mechanism and he cannot even imagine the possibility or the meaning of such a comparison.
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    ^ War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods.
    • Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC antiwar.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He may also believe in the existence of the ideal limit of knowledge and that it is approached by the human mind.^ He may also believe in the existence of the ideal limit of knowledge and that it is approached by the human mind.
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    ^ In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God.
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    ^ He may call this ideal limit the objective truth.
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    .He may call this ideal limit the objective truth.
  • Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.^ Frequently seen variant: Generations to come, it may be, will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.
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    ^ Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked on this earth.
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    ^ He may call this ideal limit the objective truth.
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    • Statement on the occasion of Gandhi's 70th birthday (1939) Einstein archive 32-601, published in Out of My Later Years (1950).
    • Frequently seen variant: Generations to come, it may be, will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.
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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds...
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.^ Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
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    ^ Variant: : Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
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    .The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
    • Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the City of New York, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position (March 19, 1940).
    • Variant: : Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.^ Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
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      ^ Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
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      ^ Variant: : Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
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      .The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thoughts in clear form.
  • Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics.^ God does not care about our mathematical difficulties.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thoughts in clear form.
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    ^ The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
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    .I can assure you mine are still greater.^ I can assure you mine are still greater.
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    • Letter to Barbara Lee Wilson (7 January 1943), Einstein Archives 42-606
  • I fully agree with you about the significance and educational value of methodology as well as history and philosophy of science.^ Letter to Barbara Lee Wilson (7 January 1943), Einstein Archives 42-606 I fully agree with you about the significance and educational value of methodology as well as history and philosophy of science.
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    ^ Letter to Maurice Solovine, (1 January 1951) [Einstein Archive 21-174]; published in Letters to Solovine (1993) I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values.
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    ^ Barbara Wolff of the Hebrew University 's Albert Einstein Archives has made public about 3,500 pages of correspondence including letters to his first and second wives and children between the years 1912–1955.
    • Albert Einstein - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So many people today — and even professional scientists — seem to me like someone who has seen thousands of trees but has never seen a forest.^ So many people today — and even professional scientists — seem to me like someone who has seen thousands of trees but has never seen a forest.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ In how many brochures or application forms have you seen written, "we do not discriminate between people on the basis of creed, age, gender, sexual orientation"....

    ^ How can one help people who rest satisfied with a statement like that?
    • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

    .A knowledge of the historic and philosophical background gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering.^ A knowledge of the historic and philosophical background gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering.
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    ^ In the evolution of philosophical thought through the centuries the following question has played a major role: what knowledge is pure thought able to supply independently of sense perception?
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    ^ It is this freedom of spirit which consists in the independence of thought from the restrictions of authoritarian and social prejudices as well as from unphilosophical routinizing and habit in general.
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    .This independence created by philosophical insight is — in my opinion — the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth.
    • Letter to Robert A. Thorton, Physics Professor at University of Puerto Rico (7 December 1944) [EA-674, Einstein Archive, Hebrew University, Jerusalem].^ This independence created by philosophical insight is — in my opinion — the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth.
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      ^ Albert Einstein , Ideas and Opinions, 1944) .
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      ^ As quoted in Reality and Scientific Truth : Discussions with Einstein, von Laue, and Planck (1980) by Ilse Rosenthal-Schneider, p.
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      .Thorton had written to Einstein on persuading colleagues of the importance of philosophy of science to scientists (empiricists) and science.
  • I received your letter of June 10th.^ I received your letter of June 10th.
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    ^ Thorton had written to Einstein on persuading colleagues of the importance of philosophy of science to scientists (empiricists) and science .
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    ^ Letter to Barbara Lee Wilson (7 January 1943), Einstein Archives 42-606 I fully agree with you about the significance and educational value of methodology as well as history and philosophy of science.
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    .I have never talked to a Jesuit priest in my life and I am astonished by the audacity to tell such lies about me.^ I have never talked to a Jesuit priest in my life and I am astonished by the audacity to tell such lies about me.
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    ^ I am often worried at the thought that my life is based to such a large extent on the work of my fellow human beings and I am aware of my great indebtedness to them.
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    From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist.
    • Letter to Guy H. Raner Jr. (2 July 1945), responding to a rumor that a Jesuit priest had caused Einstein to convert to Christianity, quoted in an article by Michael R. Gilmore in Skeptic magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, (1997)
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When the expected course of everyday life is interrupted, we are like shipwrecked people on a miserable plank in the open sea, having forgotten where they came from and not knowing whither they are drifting...
  • For the most part we humans live with the false impression of security and a feeling of being at home in a seemingly trustworthy physical and human environment. But when the expected course of everyday life is interrupted, we are like shipwrecked people on a miserable plank in the open sea, having forgotten where they came from and not knowing whither they are drifting.^ For the most part we humans live with the false impression of security and a feeling of being at home in a seemingly trustworthy physical and human environment.
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    ^ Most people go on living their every-day life: half frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragi-comedy which is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world.
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    ^ Therefore, one should not scorn her in her nakedness and poverty, but should hope, rather, that part of her Don Quixote ideal will live on in her children so that they do not sink into philistinism.
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    .But once we fully accept this, life becomes easier and there is no longer any disappointment.^ But once we fully accept this, life becomes easier and there is no longer any disappointment.
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    ^ The last war has shown that there are no longer any barriers between the continents and that the destinies of all countries are closely interwoven.
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    ^ The more a man is imbued with the ordered regularity of all events the firmer becomes his conviction that there is no room left by the side of this ordered regularity for causes of a different nature.
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    • Letter (26 April 1945); as quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side: New Glimpses From His Archives (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689
  • The position in which we are now is a very strange one which in general political life never happened.^ Letter (26 April 1945); as quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side: New Glimpses From His Archives (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689 The position in which we are now is a very strange one which in general political life never happened.
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    ^ Letter to an atheist (1954) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689 Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
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    ^ Albert Einstein, The Human Side (1981), 57.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Namely, the thing that I refer to is this: To have security against atomic bombs and against the other biological weapons, we have to prevent war, for if we cannot prevent war every nation will use every means that is at their disposal; and in spite of all promises they make, they will do it.
    At the same time, so long as war is not prevented, all the governments of the nations have to prepare for war, and if you have to prepare for war, then you are in a state where you cannot abolish war.^ As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war.
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    ^ People do not make wars; governments do.
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    ^ At the same time, so long as war is not prevented, all the governments of the nations have to prepare for war, and if you have to prepare for war, then you are in a state where you cannot abolish war.
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    .This is really the cornerstone of our situation.^ This is really the cornerstone of our situation.
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    Now, I believe what we should try to bring about is the general conviction that the first thing you have to abolish is war at all costs, and every other point of view must be of secondary importance.
    • Address to the symposium "The Social Task of the Scientist in the Atomic Era" at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (17 November 1946)
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It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy.
  • Er ist eine Skala der Proportionen, die das Schlechte schwierig und das Gute leicht macht.
    • It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy.
      • On the Golden ratio.^ Er ist eine Skala der Proportionen, die das Schlechte schwierig und das Gute leicht macht.
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        ^ It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy.
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        ^ Die physikalischen Erkenntnisse unterstreichen die Macht der Sterne über irdisches Geschick.
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        .Letter sent to Le Corbusier (1946); quoted in Modulor (1953)
  • I agree with your remark about loving your enemy as far as actions are concerned.^ Letter sent to Le Corbusier (1946); quoted in Modulor (1953) I agree with your remark about loving your enemy as far as actions are concerned.
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    ^ About the quote : from 1953 .
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    ^ About the quote : from his senate remarks 2/29/72.
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    .But for me the cognitive basis is the trust in an unrestricted causality.^ But for me the cognitive basis is the trust in an unrestricted causality.
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    .'I cannot hate him, because he must do what he does.'^ 'I cannot hate him, because he must do what he does.'
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    ^ I must say that I am very dissatisfied with the situation, because this so called good theory does involve neglecting infinities which appear in its equations, neglecting them in an arbitrary way.
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    .That means for me more Spinoza than the prophets.^ That means for me more Spinoza than the prophets.
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    ^ Bolding partial quotes means that the bold part is more meaningful than the rest, which was mostly left for context.
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    .
    • On the Christian maxim "Love thy enemy", in a letter to Michele Besso (6 January 1948)
  • Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
    • As quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (1949)
  • A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way.^ As quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (1949) A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way.
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    ^ Albert Einstein - Ideas and Opinions, 1954) .
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    ^ Albert Einstein comes to America.
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    But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
    • Letter to Dr. H. L. Gordon (May 3, 1949 - AEA 58-217) as quoted in Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007) by Walter Isaacson ISBN 9780743264730
  • I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one. You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.
    • Letter to Guy H. Raner Jr. (28 September 1949), from article by Michael R. Gilmore in Skeptic magazine, Vol. 5, No. .2 (1997)
  • Taken on the whole, I would believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit...^ We should strive to do things in his spirit...
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    ^ Taken on the whole, I would believe that Gandhi 's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.
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    ^ Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
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    not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in what we believe is evil.
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Scientific endeavor is a natural whole the parts of which mutually support one another in a way which, to be sure, no one can anticipate.
  • For scientific endeavor is a natural whole the parts of which mutually support one another in a way which, to be sure, no one can anticipate.
    • On scientific freedom and holism or holistic science, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.^ Albert Einstein Out of My Later Years (1950), 227-8.
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      ^ On scientific freedom and holism or holistic science, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.
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      ^ On religion and society, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.
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      .12 a collection of Einstein's essays which cover a period of 1934 to 1950.
  • The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.^ Einstein's essays which cover a period of 1934 to 1950.
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    ^ The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.
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    ^ To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
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    .It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.
    • On religion and society, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.^ Albert Einstein Out of My Later Years (1950), 227-8.
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      ^ On scientific freedom and holism or holistic science, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.
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      ^ It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.
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      .27.
  • I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.^ I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
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    .
    • Out of My Later Years (1950), p.13
  • Everyone is aware of the difficult and menacing situation in which human society -- shrunk into one community with a common fate — now finds itself, but only a few act accordingly. Most people go on living their every-day life: half frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragi-comedy which is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world.^ Albert Einstein Out of My Later Years (1950), 227-8.
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    ^ On scientific freedom and holism or holistic science, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.
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    ^ On religion and society, in Out of My Later Years (1950), p.
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    .But on that stage, on which the actors under the floodlights play their ordained parts, our fate of tomorrow, life or death of the nations, is being decided.^ But on that stage, on which the actors under the floodlights play their ordained parts, our fate of tomorrow, life or death of the nations, is being decided.
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    ^ While developing this paper, Einstein wrote to Mileva about "our work on relative motion", and this has led some to ask whether Mileva played a part in its development.
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    ^ Violence as a way of gaining power...is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security...
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    .
    • "The Menace of Mass Destruction" in Out of My Later Years (1950)
  • A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.^ He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ...
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    ^ A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
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    ^ A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
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    .This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.^ This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
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    .Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.^ Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
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    ^ Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
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    ^ When we survey our lives and endeavours, we soon observe that almost the whole of our actions and desires is bound up with the existence of other human beings.
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    .Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.^ Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
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    .
    • Letter of 1950, as quoted in The New York Times (29 March 1972) and The New York Post (28 November 1972).^ New York Post, 28 November 1972 [12] [13] .
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      ^ Letter of 1950, as quoted in The New York Times (29 March 1972) and The New York Post (28 November 1972).
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      ^ Letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the City of New York, defending the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a teaching position ( March 19 , 1940 ).
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      .However, The New Quotable Einstein by Alice Calaprice (Princeton University Press, 2005: ISBN 0691120749), p.^ Alice Calaprice, The Expanded Quotable Einstein : "Attributed to Einstein […] An excellent example of a quotation someone made up and attributed to Einstein in order to lend an idea credibility."
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      ^ Albert Einstein Quoted in Alice Calaprice, The Quotable Einstein (1996), 8.
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      ^ Meanwhile, however, Einstein had embarked on a new path that was to prove, apparently to be a sterile obsession.

      .206, has a different and presumably more accurate version of this letter, which she dates to February 12, 1950 and describes as "a letter to a distraught father who had lost his young son and had asked Einstein for some comforting words":
  • A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.^ He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ...
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    ^ A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
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    ^ A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
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    .The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion.^ The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion.
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    .Not to nourish it but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of piece of mind.
  • I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.^ Not to nourish it but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of piece of mind.
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    ^ I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.
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    ^ You believe in the God who plays dice, and I in complete law and order in a world which objectively exists, and which I, in a wildly speculative way, am trying to capture.
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    .
    • Statement upon joining the Montreal Pipe Smokers Club.^ Statement upon joining the Montreal Pipe Smokers Club.
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      .(1950)
  • Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.^ Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
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    ^ One thing I have learned in a long life: All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike — and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
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    .
    • Letter to California student E. Holzapfel (March 1951) Einstein Archive 59-1013, quoted in Albert Einstein, the Human Side (1979) by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, and in The New Quotable Einstein (2005) by Alice Calaprice
  • I have no special talents.^ Albert Einstein, The Human Side has no reference to Buddhism, according to Google Books.
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    ^ Letter to California student E. Holzapfel (March 1951) Einstein Archive 59-1013, quoted in Albert Einstein, the Human Side (1979) by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, and in The New Quotable Einstein (2005) by Alice Calaprice I have no special talents.
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    ^ Albert Einstein, The Human Side (1981), 57.
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    .I am only passionately curious.^ I am only passionately curious.
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    .
    • Letter to Carl Seelig (11 March 1952), Einstein Archives 39-013
  • A truly rational theory would allow us to deduce the elementary particles (electron,etc.^ Letter to Carl Seelig (11 March 1952), Einstein Archives 39-013 A truly rational theory would allow us to deduce the elementary particles (electron,etc.
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    ^ Quoted by Ernst G. Straus , who was Einstein's assistant from 1944 to 1948, in Carl Seelig, Helle Zeit—Dunkel Zeit (Europa Verlag, Zurich, 1956), p.
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    ^ Albert Einstein Letter to President Franklin P. Roosevelt, (2 Aug 1939, delivered 11 Oct 1939).
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    ) and not be forced to state them a priori. .
    • Letter to Michele Besso (10 September 1952), Letter n°190, Correspondance, 1903-1955, by Pierre Speziali, Michele Angelo Besso, published by Hermann, 1972.
  • It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated.^ Letter to Michele Besso (10 September 1952), Letter n°190, Correspondance, 1903-1955 , by Pierre Speziali, Michele Angelo Besso, published by Hermann, 1972.
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    ^ It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated.
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    ^ You can read more about this in Thomas E. Woods, Jr's article "Presidential War Powers" on www.LewRockwell.com.
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    .I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.^ I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.
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    ^ He typically used "the Lord" or God, as a metaphor for nature and the natural order, but Einstein did not believe in the ordinary conception of a personal or anthropomorphic diety.

    If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
    • Letter to an atheist (1954) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689
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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
^ Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
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^ Letter to an atheist (1954) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689 Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
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^ The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
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.Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
  • Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.^ Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
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    ^ Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
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    ^ Letter to an atheist (1954) as quoted in Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1981) edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman ISBN 0691023689 Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.
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    .Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
    • Ideas and Opinions (1954)
  • The idea of achieving security through national armament is, at the present state of military technique, a disastrous illusion.^ Ideas and Opinions (1954) The idea of achieving security through national armament is, at the present state of military technique, a disastrous illusion.
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    ^ Albert Einstein - Ideas and Opinions, 1954) .
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    ^ Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
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    .
    • Ideas and Opinions (1954)
  • Development of Western Science is based on two great achievements — the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the Renaissance).^ Ideas and Opinions (1954) Development of Western Science is based on two great achievements — the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the Renaissance).
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    ^ Culture (22) Development of Western science is based on two great achievements: the invention of the formal logical system (in Euclidean geometry) by the Greek philosophers, and the discovery of the possibility to find out causal relationships by systematic experiment (during the Renaissance).
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    ^ Albert Einstein - Ideas and Opinions, 1954) .
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    .In my opinion, one has not to be astonished that the Chinese sages have not made these steps.^ In my opinion, one has not to be astonished that the Chinese sages have not made these steps.
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    ^ But in my opinion one should not conclude from this that the theory, too, has to be based on fundamental laws of statistics.
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The astonishing thing is that these discoveries were made at all.
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    .The astonishing thing is that these discoveries were made at all.^ The astonishing thing is that these discoveries were made at all.
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    ^ All these motives made me into a passionate pacifist and anti-militarist.
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    ^ In my opinion, one has not to be astonished that the Chinese sages have not made these steps.
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    .
    • Quoted in Cleopatra's Nose, Essays on the Unexpected, Daniel J Boorstin (1995), New York: Vintage Books, p3).
  • Working on the final formulation of technological patents was a veritable blessing for me.^ Working on the final formulation of technological patents was a veritable blessing for me.
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    ^ Albert Einstein Quoted in New York Times (25 May 1946).
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    ^ Years later, when they met again in New York, Einstein averred that Bernstein's books had greatly influenced him.

    .It enforced many-sided thinking and also provided important stimuli to physical thought.^ It enforced many-sided thinking and also provided important stimuli to physical thought.
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    ^ Why is it important that many (possibly all) of the Others think Ben was born on island?
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    ^ He did neglect mathematics until later in his life, because he thought mathematics was less important than physics.

    [Academia] places a young person under a kind of compulsion to produce impressive quantities of scientific publications — a temptation to superficiality. .
    • As quoted in "Who Knew?" at NationalGeographic.com (May 2005)
  • The reciprocal relationship of epistemology and science is of noteworthy kind.^ NationalGeographic.com (May 2005) The reciprocal relationship of epistemology and science is of noteworthy kind.
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    ^ The development of science and of the creative activities of the spirit in general requires still another kind of freedom, which may be characterised as inward freedom.
    • Albert Einstein Quotes: Famous Quotations on Religion, Science, War, Peace, Education, Morality, Philosophy of Physics 10 September 2009 18:30 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People who knew neither mathematics or physics fancied they could make the new theory fit their pet ideas about science.

    .They are dependent on each other.^ They are dependent on each other.
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    .Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme.^ Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme.
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    ^ Speed Of Light (3) Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme.
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    ^ Science without epistemology is—insofar as it is thinkable at all—primitive and muddled.
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    .Science without epistemology is — insofar as it is thinkable at all — primitive and muddled.^ Science without epistemology is—insofar as it is thinkable at all—primitive and muddled.
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    ^ Science without epistemology is — insofar as it is thinkable at all — primitive and muddled.
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    ^ Epistemology without contact with science becomes an empty scheme.
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    .
    • Contribution in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, P.A. Schilpp, ed.^ Albert Einstein , 1940) Even the Greeks had already conceived the atomistic nature of matter and the concept was raised to a high degree of probability by the scientists of the nineteenth century.
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      ^ (P. A Schlipp, Albert Einstein: Philosopher – Scientist, On Quantum Theory, 1949) .
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      ^ As quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (1949) A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way.
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      .(The Library of Living Philosophers, Evanston, IL (1949), p.^ (The Library of Living Philosophers, Evanston, IL (1949), p.
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      .684)
  • I have found no better expression than "religious" for confidence in the rational nature of reality, insofar as it is accessible to human reason.^ I have found no better expression than "religious" for confidence in the rational nature of reality, insofar as it is accessible to human reason.
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    ^ I have not found a better expression than 'religious' for the trust in the rational nature of reality that is, at least to a certain extent, accessible to human reason."
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    ^ Clearly, no scientist better represents those advances than Albert Einstein: TIME's Person of the Century.
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    .Whenever this feeling is absent, science degenerates into uninspired empiricism.
    • Letter to Maurice Solovine, (1 January 1951) [Einstein Archive 21-174]; published in Letters to Solovine (1993)
  • I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values. I am not thinking so much of the dangers with which technical progress has directly confronted mankind, as of the stifling of mutual human considerations by a "matter-of-fact" habit of thought which has come to lie like a killing frost upon human relations.^ Whenever this feeling is absent, science degenerates into uninspired empiricism.
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    ^ Letter to Maurice Solovine, (1 January 1951) [Einstein Archive 21-174]; published in Letters to Solovine (1993) I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values.
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    ^ I am not thinking so much of the dangers with which technical progress has directly confronted mankind, as of the stifling of mutual human considerations by a "matter-of-fact" habit of thought which has come to lie like a killing frost upon human relations.
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    ... .The frightful dilemma of the political world situation has much to do with this sin of omission on the part of our civilization.^ The frightful dilemma of the political world situation has much to do with this sin of omission on the part of our civilization.
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    ^ Explanations in a given effective theory can ignore much of the rest of the world, which has effects on the part of inter est through a few inputs or parameters.

    ^ Every part of our description of the physical world is an effective theory, except the ultimate theory that is called the Primary Theory.

    .Without "ethical culture," there is no salvation for humanity.
  • Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.^ There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance.
    • Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC antiwar.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There just has to be more to that reveal than this.
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    ^ Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.
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    .
    • As quoted in Mathematics, Queen and Servant of the Sciences (1952) by Eric Temple Bell
    • Unsourced variant : Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
  • The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.^ Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.
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    ^ The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
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    ^ The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
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    .No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.^ No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.
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    ^ The problem was, that the direction of the photon could not be predicted, and the precise time when it would be emitted could not be predicted either, no matter how much information was available.

    ^ But no matter how clever the word, it is what I call a dippy process!
    • Physics: Quantum Theory: Albert Einstein: Explaining Albert Einstein's Light Quanta 'Photon' of Quantum Theory 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.^ For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.
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    ^ Cornel Lanczos, 21 Mar 1942 Philosophy is like a mother who gave birth to and endowed all the other sciences.
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    ^ And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people.
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    .And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people.^ And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people.
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    ^ In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
    • Quotes 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC antiwar.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When i was young(10-12), i thought i was cleverer than all of the others(dont we all?
    • 10 Strange Facts About Einstein. – Neatorama 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

    .As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power.^ This episode was, by far, better than any episode of Heroes!
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    ^ As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power.
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    ^ And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people.
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    .Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them.^ Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them.
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    .
  • If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher.^ Gutkind Letter (3 January 1954), " Childish superstition: Einstein's letter makes view of religion relatively clear ", The Guardian, 13 May 2008.
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    ^ If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher.
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    ^ John Brooke , as quoted in "Childish superstition: Einstein's letter makes view of religion relatively clear" in The Guardian (13 May 2008) Einstein was a giant.
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    .I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.^ I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.
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    ^ And even after finding an answer which may satisfy me at this particular moment, I still remain convinced that I can never under any circumstances bring together, even to a slight extent, the thoughts of all those who have given this question serious consideration.
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    ^ Since, under present circumstances, free and unhindered discussion of these problems has come under a powerful taboo, I consider the foundation of this magazine to be an important public service.
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    .
    • Letter to the editor of The Reporter about the situation of scientists in America (13 October 1954).
  • Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me.^ Letter to the editor of The Reporter about the situation of scientists in America (13 October 1954).
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    ^ Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me.
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    ^ He is a scientist I love to know much about; since without him and Isaac Newton, the world might still be living in the 14th century.

    That means nothing. .People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
    • Letter to the family of his lifelong friend Michele Besso, after learning of his death, (March 1955) as quoted in Science and the Search for God Disturbing the Universe (1979) by Freeman Dyson Ch.^ People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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      ^ Letter to the family of his lifelong friend Michele Besso, after learning of his death, (March 1955) as quoted in Science and the Search for God Disturbing the Universe (1979) by Freeman Dyson Ch.
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      ^ Einstein may have learned of this work through his friend Michele Besso.

      17 "A Distant Mirror" ; also quoted at Einstein's God (NPR)
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The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  • The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.^ The important thing is not to stop questioning.
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    ^ Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
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    ^ The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.
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    .It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of the mystery every day.^ It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of the mystery every day.
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    ^ My best guess about Ben's little friend is that he saved her from the purge, she became his wife, and died in childbirth (the one whom Juliette tried and failed to save).
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    .The important thing is not to stop questioning; never lose a holy curiosity.
    • Statement to William Miller, as quoted in LIFE magazine (2 May 1955)
  • Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.^ The important thing is not to stop questioning.
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    ^ Statement to William Miller, as quoted in LIFE magazine (2 May 1955) Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.
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    ^ The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.
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    .
    • As quoted by LIFE magazine (2 May 1955)
  • That is simple my friend: because politics is more difficult than physics.^ As quoted by LIFE magazine (2 May 1955) That is simple my friend: because politics is more difficult than physics.
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Statement to William Miller, as quoted in LIFE magazine (2 May 1955) Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.
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    ^ Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
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    .
    • Response to being asked why people could discover atomic power, but not the means to control it, as quoted in The New York Times (22 April 1955)
  • Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
    • Helle Zeit, Dunkle Zeit: In Memoriam Albert Einstein (1956) edited by Carl Seelig, p.^ Albert Einstein , obituary in New York Times, 19 April 1955) .
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      ^ He is Dr. Albert Einstein, nothing more .

      ^ Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
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      .71.
  • Was mich eigentlich interessiert, ist, ob Gott die Welt hätte anders machen können; das heisst, ob die Forderung der logischen Einfachheit überhaupt eine Freiheit lässt.
    • Quoted by Ernst G. Straus, who was Einstein's assistant from 1944 to 1948, in Carl Seelig, Helle Zeit—Dunkel Zeit (Europa Verlag, Zurich, 1956), p.^ Quoted by Ernst G. Straus , who was Einstein's assistant from 1944 to 1948, in Carl Seelig, Helle Zeit—Dunkel Zeit (Europa Verlag, Zurich, 1956), p.
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      ^ Albert Einstein Quoted in Carl Seelig (ed.
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      ^ Was mich eigentlich interessiert, ist, ob Gott die Welt hätte anders machen können; das heisst, ob die Forderung der logischen Einfachheit überhaupt eine Freiheit lässt.
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      .72
    • What I am really interested in is knowing whether God could have created the world in a different way; in other words, whether the requirement of logical simplicity admits a margin of freedom.^ What I am really interested in is knowing whether God could have created the world in a different way; in other words, whether the requirement of logical simplicity admits a margin of freedom.
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      ^ What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
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      ^ Universe (138) What I'm really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.
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      .
      • As translated in Max Jammer, Einstein and Religion (PrincetonUniversity Press, 1999), p.^ Theory of relativity in 4-letter words or shorter Einstein and Religion (1999) by Max Jammer ( PDF document ) "Childish superstition: Einstein's letter makes view of religion relatively clear" in The Guardian (13 May 2008) Retrieved from " http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein " Categories : Germans .
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        ^ (Above 5 Quotes from 'The Born-Einstein Letters' Max Born, translated by Irene Born, Macmillan 1971) .
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        ^ Poem by Einstein on Spinoza (1920), as quoted in Einstein and Religion (1999) by Max Jammer "Einstein's Poem on Spinoza" (with scans of original German manuscript) at Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University We may assume the existence of an aether; only we must give up ascribing a definite state of motion to it, i.e.
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        .124
    • What I'm really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.^ What I am really interested in is knowing whether God could have created the world in a different way; in other words, whether the requirement of logical simplicity admits a margin of freedom.
      • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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      ^ What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
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      ^ Universe (138) What I'm really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.
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      .
      • As translated in Gerald Holton, The Scientific Imagination: Case Studies (Cambridge University Press, 1978), p.^ Library of Living Philosophers, vol VII, p.33, Cambridge University Press, London, 1970.
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        ^ As translated in Gerald Holton, The Scientific Imagination: Case Studies (Cambridge University Press, 1978), p.
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        ^ Albert Einstein Quoted in Gerald Holton, The Scientific Imagination: Case Studies (1978), xii.
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        xii.
      • .
  • When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.^ Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.
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    ^ When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
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    ^ Lise Meitner (7) A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
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    .But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.^ But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
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    ^ He sits on a hot stove for a minute, it's longer than any hour.
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    ^ Lise Meitner (7) A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
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    That's relativity. .
    • An explanation of relativity which he gave to his secretary Helen Dukas to convey to non-scientists and reporters, as quoted in Best Quotes of '54, '55, l56 (1957) by James B. Simpson; also in Expandable Quotable Einstein (2005) edited by Alice Calaprice
    • This was also quoted by Steve Mirsky in Scientific American (September 2002).^ Explanation given to his secretary, Helen Dukas, to relay to reporters and laypersons.
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      ^ An explanation of relativity which he gave to his secretary Helen Dukas to convey to non-scientists and reporters, as quoted in Best Quotes of '54, '55, l56 (1957) by James B. Simpson; also in Expandable Quotable Einstein (2005) edited by Alice Calaprice This was also quoted by Steve Mirsky in Scientific American (September 2002).
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      ^ I've personally discussed the reliability of this quote with Einstein scholars (including John Stachel at Boston U, and founding editor of T he Collected Papers of Albert Einstein ), and with the authors of compilations of Einstein quotations (Thomas J. McFarlane, author of Buddha and Einstein: The Parallel Sayings and Alice Calaprice, author of The New Quotable Einstein ) - none of whom cite it.
      • Talk:Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      Vol. 287, Iss. 3; pg. 102, but within a satirical piece, where the "original source" is cited as being a fictitious magazine:
Amazingly, the pretty girl/hot stove quote is actually the abstract from a short paper written by Einstein that appeared in the now defunct Journal of Exothermic Science and Technology (JEST, Vol. 1, No. 9; 1938). .
  • Paraphrased variant: Put your hand on a hot stove and it seems like an hour.^ Paraphrased variant: Put your hand on a hot stove and it seems like an hour.
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    ^ Lise Meitner (7) A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
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    ^ But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
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    .Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.^ Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.
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    ^ When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
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    ^ But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
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    That's relativity.
.
What is thought to be a "system" is after all, just conventional, and I do not see how one is supposed to divide up the world objectively so that one can make statements about parts.
  • I just want to explain what I mean when I say that we should try to hold on to physical reality.^ What is thought to be a "system" is after all, just conventional, and I do not see how one is supposed to divide up the world objectively so that one can make statements about parts.
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    ^ You see how clever we are at making an exception part of the rule!
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    ^ Anyhoo just saying what I thought what I saw and seeing if anyone thought the same.
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    We are ... all aware of the situation regarding what will turn out to be the basic foundational concepts in physics: the point-mass or the particle is surely not among them; the field, in the Faraday-Maxwell sense, might be, but not with certainty. .But that which we conceive as existing ("real") should somehow be localized in time and space.^ But that which we conceive as existing ("real") should somehow be localized in time and space.
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    ^ Reality is both Local and Non-Local - matter is causally inter-connected in Space by its Spherical In and Out Waves (traveling at velocity c, i.e.
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    ^ Just as Einstein observed that space was not an absolute but depended on the observer's movement in space, and that time was not an absolute, but depended on the observer's movement in time, so it is now realized that numbers are not absolute, but depend on the observer's movement in restaurants.
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    .That is, the real in one part of space, A, should (in theory) somehow "exist" independently of that which is thought of as real in another part of space, B.^ But that which we conceive as existing ("real") should somehow be localized in time and space.
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    ^ That is, the real in one part of space, A , should (in theory) somehow "exist" independently of that which is thought of as real in another part of space, B .
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    ^ Therefore, one should not scorn her in her nakedness and poverty, but should hope, rather, that part of her Don Quixote ideal will live on in her children so that they do not sink into philistinism.
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    .If a physical system stretches over A and B, then what is present in B should somehow have an existence independent of what is present in A.^ If a physical system stretches over A and B , then what is present in B should somehow have an existence independent of what is present in A .
    • Albert Einstein - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:55 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ The development during the present century is characterized by two theoretical systems essentially independent of each other: the theory of relativity and the quantum theory.
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    ^ That is, the real in one part of space, A , should (in theory) somehow "exist" independently of that which is thought of as real in another part of space, B .
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    .What is actually present in B should thus not depend the type of measurement carried out in the part of space A; it should also be independent of whether or not a measurement is made in A.^ What is actually present in B should thus not depend the type of measurement carried out in the part of space A ; it should also be independent of whether or not a measurement is made in A .
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    ^ "The Menace of Mass Destruction" in Out of My Later Years (1950) A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space.
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    ^ That is, the real in one part of space, A , should (in theory) somehow "exist" independently of that which is thought of as real in another part of space, B .
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    .If one adheres to this program, then one can hardly view the quantum-theoretical description as a complete representation of the physically real.^ If one adheres to this program, then one can hardly view the quantum-theoretical description as a complete representation of the physically real.
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    ^ Theory (179) The present theory of relativity is based on a division of physical reality into a metric field (gravitation) on the one hand and into an electromagnetic field and matter on the other hand.
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    ^ For the quantities which figure in QM's laws make no claim to describe physical reality itself, but only probabilities of the occurrence of a physical reality that we have in view.
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    .If one attempts, nevertheless, so to view it, then one must assume that the physically real in B undergoes a sudden change because of a measurement in A.^ If one attempts, nevertheless, so to view it, then one must assume that the physically real in B undergoes a sudden change because of a measurement in A .
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    ^ Enthusiasm (6) This change in the conception of reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton.
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    ^ We get about 300,000 page views each week and are one of the top philosophy / physics sites on the Internet.
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    .My physical instincts bristle at that suggestion.^ My physical instincts bristle at that suggestion.
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    .However, if one renounces the assumption that what is present in different parts of space has an independent, real existence, then I don't see at all what physics is supposed to be describing.^ If a physical system stretches over A and B , then what is present in B should somehow have an existence independent of what is present in A .
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    ^ Describe reality from One thing existing, Space (that we all commonly experience) and its Properties.
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    ^ However, if one renounces the assumption that what is present in different parts of space has an independent, real existence, then I don't see at all what physics is supposed to be describing.
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    .For what is thought to be a "system" is after all, just conventional, and I do not see how one is supposed to divide up the world objectively so that one can make statements about parts.
    • "What must be an essential feature of any future fundamental physics?"^ "What must be an essential feature of any future fundamental physics?"
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      ^ What is thought to be a "system" is after all, just conventional, and I do not see how one is supposed to divide up the world objectively so that one can make statements about parts.
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      ^ You see how clever we are at making an exception part of the rule!
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      .Letter to Max Born; published in Albert Einstein-Hedwig und Max Born (1969) "Briefwechsel 1916-55"
  • In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognise, there are yet people who say there is no God.^ Albert Einstein , published 1934) .
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    ^ Albert Einstein , letter to Max Born.
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    ^ Letter to Max Born ; published in Albert Einstein-Hedwig und Max Born (1969) "Briefwechsel 1916-55" In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognise, there are yet people who say there is no God.
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    .But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.^ But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.
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    ^ For the quantities which figure in QM's laws make no claim to describe physical reality itself, but only probabilities of the occurrence of a physical reality that we have in view.
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    ^ Thus, it is of vital importance for the preservation of true religion that such conflicts be avoided when they arise from subjects which, in fact, are not really essential for the pursuance of the religious aims.
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    • Statement to German anti-Nazi diplomat and author Prince Hubertus zu Lowenstein around 1941, as quoted in his book Towards the Further Shore : An Autobiography (1968)
.
Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable.
  • Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable.^ Statement to German anti-Nazi diplomat and author Prince Hubertus zu Lowenstein around 1941, as quoted in his book Towards the Further Shore : An Autobiography (1968) Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable.
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    ^ Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable.
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    ^ Einstein was happy to grant permission, and he explained what he meant: "Nature hides her secret because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse."

    .Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.^ Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.
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    .To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.
    • Response to atheist, Alfred Kerr (Winter 1927) who after deriding ideas of God and religion at a dinner party in the home of the publisher Samuel Fischer, had queried him "I hear that you are supposed to be deeply religious" as quoted in The Diary of a Cosmopolitan (1971) by H. G. Kessler , 1971)
  • Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true.^ Response to atheist, Alfred Kerr (Winter 1927) who after deriding ideas of God and religion at a dinner party in the home of the publisher Samuel Fischer , had queried him "I hear that you are supposed to be deeply religious" as quoted in The Diary of a Cosmopolitan (1971) by H. G. Kessler , 1971) Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true.
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    ^ To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.
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    ^ I suppose the whole being quarrantined thing could explain their ignorance, but that's an easy way out, if you ask me.
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    .The consequence was a positively fanatic orgy of freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is intentionally being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression.^ The consequence was a positively fanatic orgy of freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is intentionally being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression.
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    .Mistrust of every kind of authority grew out of this experience, a skeptical attitude toward the convictions that were alive in any specific social environment — an attitude that has never again left me, even though, later on, it has been tempered by a better insight into the causal connections.
    • Autobiographical Notes (1979) Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp
  • Then I would have felt sorry for the dear Lord.^ This insight led him to a skeptical attitude as concerns knowledge of any kind.
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    ^ Autobiographical Notes (1979) Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp Then I would have felt sorry for the dear Lord.
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    ^ Mistrust of every kind of authority grew out of this experience, a skeptical attitude toward the convictions that were alive in any specific social environment — an attitude that has never again left me, even though, later on, it has been tempered by a better insight into the causal connections.
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    .The theory is correct.
    • As quoted in Reality and Scientific Truth : Discussions with Einstein, von Laue, and Planck (1980) by Ilse Rosenthal-Schneider, p.^ As quoted in Reality and Scientific Truth : Discussions with Einstein, von Laue, and Planck (1980) by Ilse Rosenthal-Schneider, p.
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      ^ The General Theory of Relativity was undoubtedly Einstein's greatest achievement, and has been called "probably the greatest scientific discovery ever made" by Nobel prize winning physicist Paul Dirac.

      ^ Studs Terkel , as quoted in "Voice of America" in The Guardian (1 March 2002) Einstein explained his theory to me every day, and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
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      74
    • When asked by a student what he would have done if Sir Arthur Eddington's famous 1919 gravitational lensing experiment, which confirmed relativity, had instead disproved it.
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In the temple of science are many mansions, and various indeed are they that dwell therein and the motives that have led them thither.
  • Nature shows us only the tail of the lion.^ Nature shows us only the tail of the lion.
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    ^ In the temple of science are many mansions, and various indeed are they that dwell therein and the motives that have led them thither.
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    ^ As quoted in Mathematics, Queen and Servant of the Sciences (1952) by Eric Temple Bell Unsourced variant : Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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    .But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size.
    • As quoted by Abraham Pais in Subtle is the Lord:The Science and Life of Albert Einstein (1982) ISBN 0-192-80672-6
  • Deep religiosity...^ But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size.
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    ^ As quoted by Abraham Pais in Subtle is the Lord:The Science and Life of Albert Einstein (1982) ISBN 0-192-80672-6 Deep religiosity...
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    ^ Albert Einstein Quoted in Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations (1971), 77.
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    found an abrupt ending at the age of twelve, through the reading of popular scientific books. .
    • As quoted in Einstein, History, and Other Passions (1996), by Gerald Holton, p.^ Quotes by others about Albert Einstein (21) In a notable family called Stein There were Gertrude, and Ep, and then Ein.
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      ^ Quoted in Alice Calaprice, The Quotable Einstein (1996), 224.
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      ^ Quoted in Alice Calaprice, The Quotable Einstein (1996), 180.
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      .172
  • Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilisation in high boots.^ I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book.
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    ^ Never memorize what you can look up in books.
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    ^ Letter to Harry S. Truman as quoted in ‘The culture of Einstein" by Alex Johnson at MSNBC (18 April 2005) Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilisation in high boots.
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    .
    • Albert Einstein in a letter to his cousin and second wife Elsa, during a visit to the University of Oxford, in collection donated to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel by Einstein's stepdaughter Margot.
    • quoted in "Einstein in no-sock shock", New Scientist (15 July 2006)
  • I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker.^ Remark made during Einstein's first visit to Princeton University.
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    ^ Albert Einstein , letter to Max Born.
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    ^ Albert Einstein delivered the inaugural lecture of the Hebrew University.

    .The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one ?^ The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one ?
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    ^ How can cosmic religious feeling be communicated from one person to another, if it can give rise to no definite notion of a God and no theology?
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    ^ It is finer to bring one noble human being into the world and rear it well...than to kill ten thousand.
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    .
    • From Cosmic religion: with other opinions and aphorisms (1931), Albert Einstein, pub.^ Albert Einstein , Ideas and Opinions, 1944) .
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      ^ Albert Einstein - Ideas and Opinions, 1954) .
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      ^ From Cosmic religion: with other opinions and aphorisms (1931), Albert Einstein, pub.
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      Covici-Friede. Quoted in The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press; 2nd edition (May 30, 2000); Page 208, ISBN 0691070210

Principles of Research (1918)

Address at the Physical Society, Berlin, for Max Planck's 60th birthday
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The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.
  • In the temple of science are many mansions, and various indeed are they that dwell therein and the motives that have led them thither. Many take to science out of a joyful sense of superior intellectual power; science is their own special sport to which they look for vivid experience and the satisfaction of ambition; many others are to be found in the temple who have offered the products of their brains on this altar for purely utilitarian purposes.^ Address at the Physical Society, Berlin, for Max Planck's 60th birthday The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.
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    ^ Many take to science out of a joyful sense of superior intellectual power; science is their own special sport to which they look for vivid experience and the satisfaction of ambition; many others are to be found in the temple who have offered the products of their brains on this altar for purely utilitarian purposes.
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    ^ The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.
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    .Were an angel of the Lord to come and drive all the people belonging to these two categories out of the temple, the assemblage would be seriously depleted, but there would still be some men, of both present and past times, left inside.^ Were an angel of the Lord to come and drive all the people belonging to these two categories out of the temple, the assemblage would be seriously depleted, but there would still be some men, of both present and past times, left inside.
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    ^ I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.
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    ^ Certainly all these factors determine a dancer’s character, and every element exists in some combination within the performing artist’s presence.
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    .Our Planck is one of them, and that is why we love him.

    I am quite aware that we have just now lightheartedly expelled in imagination many excellent men who are largely, perhaps chiefly, responsible for the buildings of the temple of science; and in many cases our angel would find it a pretty ticklish job to decide.^ I am quite aware that we have just now lightheartedly expelled in imagination many excellent men who are largely, perhaps chiefly, responsible for the buildings of the temple of science; and in many cases our angel would find it a pretty ticklish job to decide.
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    ^ Our Planck is one of them, and that is why we love him.
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    ^ Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men who were filled with this highest kind of religious feeling and were in many cases regarded by their contemporaries as atheists, sometimes also as saints.
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    .But of one thing I feel sure: if the types we have just expelled were the only types there were, the temple would never have come to be, any more than a forest can grow which consists of nothing but creepers.^ There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance.
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    ^ There just has to be more to that reveal than this.
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    ^ But of one thing I feel sure: if the types we have just expelled were the only types there were, the temple would never have come to be, any more than a forest can grow which consists of nothing but creepers.
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    .For these people any sphere of human activity will do, if it comes to a point; whether they become engineers, officers, tradesmen, or scientists depends on circumstances.^ For these people any sphere of human activity will do, if it comes to a point; whether they become engineers, officers, tradesmen, or scientists depends on circumstances.
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    ^ And these isolated few usually soon lose their zeal for putting things to rights when they have come face to face with human obduracy.
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    ^ Therefore it is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analysing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend, and how they have grown up, individually, out of the givens of experience.
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    .Now let us have another look at those who have found favor with the angel.^ Those of us who are not so tall have to choose!
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    ^ Now let us have another look at those who have found favor with the angel.
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    ^ By the way, there are increasing signs that the Russian trials are not faked, but that there is a plot among those who look upon Stalin as a stupid reactionary who has betrayed the ideas of the revolution.
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    .Most of them are somewhat odd, uncommunicative, solitary fellows, really less like each other, in spite of these common characteristics, than the hosts of the rejected.^ Most of them are somewhat odd, uncommunicative, solitary fellows, really less like each other, in spite of these common characteristics, than the hosts of the rejected.
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    ^ Like most people in the West, I believed these show trials to be the arbitrary acts of a cruel dictator.
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    ^ But given that two other characters died from straight gunshots, I feel like they're asking me to suspend reality alittle bit more than I'm comfortable with if Locke lives.
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    What has brought them to the temple? .That is a difficult question and no single answer will cover it.
  • The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.
  • Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.^ Address at the Physical Society, Berlin, for Max Planck's 60th birthday The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshiper or the lover; the daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.
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    ^ Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.
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    ^ That is a difficult question and no single answer will cover it.
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    .This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientist do, each in his own fashion.
    Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way the peace and security which he cannot find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.^ This is what the painter does, and the poet, the speculative philosopher, the natural scientist, each in his own way.
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    ^ This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientist do, each in his own fashion.
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    ^ Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way the peace and security which he cannot find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.
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    .
    • Variant translation: One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.^ Variant translation: One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
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      ^ Science And Religion (76) One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
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      ^ This illusion dominates the daily life of men and of animals; it is also the point of departure in all of the sciences, especially of the natural sciences.
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      .A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.^ A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
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      ^ What is thought to be a "system" is after all, just conventional, and I do not see how one is supposed to divide up the world objectively so that one can make statements about parts.
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      ^ There has been an increasing skepticism concerning every attempt by means of pure thought to learn something about the 'objective world', about the world of 'things' in contrast to the world of ' concepts and ideas '.
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      .With this negative motive goes a positive one.^ With this negative motive goes a positive one.
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      .Man seeks to form for himself, in whatever manner is suitable for him, a simplified and lucid image of the world, and so to overcome the world of experience by striving to replace it to some extent by this image.^ Man seeks to form for himself, in whatever manner is suitable for him, a simplified and lucid image of the world, and so to overcome the world of experience by striving to replace it to some extent by this image.
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      ^ Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.
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      ^ Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours...
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      .This is what the painter does, and the poet, the speculative philosopher, the natural scientist, each in his own way.^ This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientist do, each in his own fashion.
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      ^ This is what the painter does, and the poet, the speculative philosopher, the natural scientist, each in his own way.
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      ^ As quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (1949) A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way.
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      .Into this image and its formation, he places the center of gravity of his emotional life, in order to attain the peace and serenity that he cannot find within the narrow confines of swirling personal experience.
    • As quoted in The Professor, the Institute, and DNA (1976) by Rene Dubos; also in The Great Influenza (2004) by John M. Barry
  • The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction.^ As quoted in The Professor, the Institute, and DNA (1976) by Rene Dubos; also in The Great Influenza (2004) by John M. Barry The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction.
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    ^ The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction.
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    ^ Into this image and its formation, he places the center of gravity of his emotional life, in order to attain the peace and serenity that he cannot find within the narrow confines of swirling personal experience.
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    .There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them.
    In this methodological uncertainty, one might suppose that there were any number of possible systems of theoretical physics all equally well justified; and this opinion is no doubt correct, theoretically.^ There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them.
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    ^ In this methodological uncertainty, one might suppose that there were any number of possible systems of theoretical physics all equally well justified; and this opinion is no doubt correct, theoretically.
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    ^ The only difference is that there is no cat.
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    But the development of physics has shown that at any given moment, out of all conceivable constructions, a single one has always proved itself decidedly superior to all the rest.
I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.

Viereck interview (1929)

."What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929) p.^ "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929) p.
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^ Sourced 1.1 Principles of Research (1918) 1.2 Viereck interview (1929) 1.3 Wisehart interview (1930?
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^ As quoted in "What Life Means to Einstein : An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" in The Saturday Evening Post Vol.
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17. As reported in Einstein — A Life (1996) by Denis Brian, when asked about a clipping from a magazine article reporting his comments on Christianity as taken down by Viereck, Einstein carefully read the clipping and replied, "That is what I believe."
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  • As a child, I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud.^ As a child, I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud.
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    .I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.
  • Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrasemongers, however artful.^ I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.
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    ^ Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrasemongers, however artful.
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