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Einstein on religion

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posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Rren
He wasn't any sort of an authority on such things and didn't seem to understand the basic concepts of (most) faith

Moreso, einstein, according to the old story, barely passed high school math. If ya want high level physics, go to einstein, religion, or, er, algebra, don't go to him.




posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan

Originally posted by Rren
He wasn't any sort of an authority on such things and didn't seem to understand the basic concepts of (most) faith

Moreso, einstein, according to the old story, barely passed high school math. If ya want high level physics, go to einstein, religion, or, er, algebra, don't go to him.


I agree. Not to go too far off topic, i thought it was an urban myth that Einstein wasn't any good at math? I have heard it said he was a theorist but had somebody else to the math to verify his theory. I have also heard it said that's BS. Anyone know the truth on that?...just curious.



posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 12:24 PM
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All I can offer is this quote:


Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.--Einstein





posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 01:48 PM
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Ok queenie, i see your Einstein quote:


The physicists say that I am a mathematician, and the mathematicians say that I am a physicist.
I am a completely isolated man and though everybody knows me, there are very few people who really know me."


And raise you one:



"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."


I have done some checking...some say Mileva Einstein-Maric did his math for him (don't know if that means that he couldn't, didn't like to, or just she was better tho). And then from here; "When he got to the Switzerland Polytechnical School in Zurich, they were astonished by his knowledge of mathematics. He was not allowed in because of his poor french, but after a year in Aarau he passed with a good record in his studies."

I always assumed you couldn't be a (good) physicist without also being a (good) mathematician, but then again i'm not (good at) either.



posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 02:26 PM
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I'll see you, and raise you one more:


God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically--Einstein


I had heard that, too, about (his sister, right?) doing his math for him.

I am certainly not anything close to a physicist or mathematician (although I appreciate both their precision and immutable presence) but it seems to me that physics is more of a (not quite philosophical) science--not dependent upon mathematics, but perhaps the study of the supporting origin of what has become, to humanity, the idea of 'numbers.' Which, from my view, are truly vibrational energies rather than tools for counting and quantifying.

But who knows?


I know nothing--I don't even work here. hee hee



posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 11:51 AM
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I have allways understood it to mean that he didn't do well in math when he was a kid in school, but that he had a real talent for the advanced sorts of maths you need for the stuff he ended up doing. That he just had to slog through the formulaic high school type math, but could jump around with the physics type stuff with ease.



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