History Usefulnotes / AlbertEinstein

1st Oct '17 5:20:03 AM Hossmeister
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* Following from the above, please note that Einstein '''never said most of the stuff people credit him with saying.''' He never said that public testing was like teaching a fish to climb a tree, that insanity is repeating the same method expecting different results, or that the extinction of bees would spell the destruction of civilization. TheOtherWiki has a [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein good resource here]] with verifiable quotes that he made.

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* Following from the above, please note that Einstein '''never said most of the stuff people credit him with saying.''' He never said that public standardized testing was like teaching a fish to climb a tree, that insanity is repeating the same method expecting different results, or that the extinction of bees would spell the destruction of civilization. TheOtherWiki has a [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein good resource here]] with verifiable quotes that he made.
30th Sep '17 7:21:35 PM Hossmeister
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** Einstein did say that he considered most of the beliefs of organized religion to be childish, but [[JesusWasWayCool he liked the teachings of Christ and Buddha]]. Regardless of his beliefs on religion, Einstein truly believed that the universe was a perfect clockwork where all pieces could be predicted exactly. He is even credited as saying, to a symposium at Princeton, that "science without religion is lame, [and] religion without science is blind."[[note]]This quote appears in his 1954 book '''Ideas and Opinions'''[[/note]] The emergence of quantum physics, which Einstein had ironically directly influenced, was an idea that Einstein bitterly disliked. He spent much of his later career unsuccessfully attempting to prove quantum theory wrong.
* Following from the above, please note that Einstein ''never said most of the stuff people credit him with saying.'' He never said that public testing was like teaching a fish to climb a tree, that insanity is repeating the same method expecting different results, or that the extinction of bees would spell the destruction of civilization. TheOtherWiki has a [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein good resource here]] with verifiable quotes that he made.

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** Einstein did say that he considered most of the beliefs of organized religion to be childish, but [[JesusWasWayCool he liked the teachings of Christ and Buddha]]. Regardless of his beliefs on religion, Einstein truly believed that the universe was a perfect clockwork where all pieces could be predicted exactly. He is even credited as saying, to a symposium at Princeton, that "science without religion is lame, [and] religion without science is blind."[[note]]This quote appears in his 1954 book '''Ideas ''Ideas and Opinions'''[[/note]] Opinions''[[/note]] The emergence of quantum physics, which Einstein had ironically directly influenced, was an idea that Einstein bitterly disliked. He spent much of his later career unsuccessfully attempting to prove quantum theory wrong.
* Following from the above, please note that Einstein ''never '''never said most of the stuff people credit him with saying.'' ''' He never said that public testing was like teaching a fish to climb a tree, that insanity is repeating the same method expecting different results, or that the extinction of bees would spell the destruction of civilization. TheOtherWiki has a [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein good resource here]] with verifiable quotes that he made.
30th Sep '17 7:20:56 PM Hossmeister
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* His views about religion were complex, though he called himself an [[{{UsefulNotes/Agnosticism}} agnostic]] and specifically denounced the idea of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_god personal god]] (that is, one that is relatable to humans, as opposed to an impersonal force). He was a member of the American Humanist Association and can mostly be called as a humanist who was influenced by Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza and believed in Spinoza's definition of God, which is ambiguous and somewhat... well, rather different from the norm. Spinoza posited an impersonal, amoral, non-sapient god in a kind of [[UsefulNotes/{{Pantheism}} pantheism]], in which God permeates and transcends nature. Einstein did say that he considered most of the beliefs of organized religion to be childish, but [[JesusWasWayCool he liked the teachings of Christ and Buddha]]. Regardless of his beliefs on religion, Einstein truly believed that the universe was a perfect clockwork where all pieces could be predicted exactly. The emergence of quantum physics, which Einstein had ironically directly influenced, was an idea that Einstein bitterly disliked. He spent much of his later career unsuccessfully attempting to prove quantum theory wrong.

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* His views about religion were complex, though he called himself an [[{{UsefulNotes/Agnosticism}} agnostic]] and specifically denounced the idea of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_god personal god]] (that is, one that is relatable to humans, as opposed to an impersonal force). He was a member of the American Humanist Association and can mostly be called as a humanist who was influenced by Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza and believed in Spinoza's definition of God, which is ambiguous and somewhat... well, rather different from the norm. Spinoza posited an impersonal, amoral, non-sapient god in a kind of [[UsefulNotes/{{Pantheism}} pantheism]], in which God permeates and transcends nature. nature.
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Einstein did say that he considered most of the beliefs of organized religion to be childish, but [[JesusWasWayCool he liked the teachings of Christ and Buddha]]. Regardless of his beliefs on religion, Einstein truly believed that the universe was a perfect clockwork where all pieces could be predicted exactly. He is even credited as saying, to a symposium at Princeton, that "science without religion is lame, [and] religion without science is blind."[[note]]This quote appears in his 1954 book '''Ideas and Opinions'''[[/note]] The emergence of quantum physics, which Einstein had ironically directly influenced, was an idea that Einstein bitterly disliked. He spent much of his later career unsuccessfully attempting to prove quantum theory wrong.wrong.
* Following from the above, please note that Einstein ''never said most of the stuff people credit him with saying.'' He never said that public testing was like teaching a fish to climb a tree, that insanity is repeating the same method expecting different results, or that the extinction of bees would spell the destruction of civilization. TheOtherWiki has a [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein good resource here]] with verifiable quotes that he made.
30th Sep '17 4:31:05 PM Hossmeister
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->''"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."'' Einstein, 1901, in a letter to Jost Winteler

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->''"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."'' Einstein, "''[[labelnote:]]Einstein, 1901, in a letter to Jost Winteler
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30th Sep '17 4:30:00 PM Hossmeister
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->''"To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate made me an authority myself!"''

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->''"To punish me ->''"Unthinking respect for my contempt of authority, Fate made me an authority myself!"''
is the greatest enemy of truth."'' Einstein, 1901, in a letter to Jost Winteler
18th Aug '17 3:01:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* He's Mary's uncle in ''Film/TheNutcrackerIn3D''.
25th Jul '17 5:01:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', Einstein builds a time machine shortly after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and uses it to go back in time and [[strike: kill]] remove Adolf Hitler from time long before the war. [[AlternateHistory It worked]]. [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Sort of]].
* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', set after the original time travel event, the Russians use a new time machine to erase Einstein in 1927, before the original time travel event, but after Einstein removed Hitler from time itself (1924).

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In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', Einstein builds a time machine shortly after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and uses it to go back in time and [[strike: kill]] remove Adolf Hitler from time long before the war. [[AlternateHistory It worked]]. [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Sort of]].
* ** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', set after the original time travel event, the Russians use a new time machine to erase Einstein in 1927, before the original time travel event, but after Einstein removed Hitler from time itself (1924).
25th Jul '17 5:00:45 PM Morgenthaler
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Born in Ulm, Germany, Einstein was the son of an engineer. He was gifted in math and science from an early age. (The urban legend that he failed mathematics in high school was completely untrue. He did fail the entrance examination to The Zürich Institute of Technology, [[CripplingOverspecialization because the exam was in]] ''[[CripplingOverspecialization French]]'', [[CripplingOverspecialization a language he read poorly]][[note]]On the other hand, [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Wernher von Braun]] ''did'' fail ninth-grade algebra, so you can use that to cheer your kid up about bad grades if you like. UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison and Creator/StanleyKubrick also did poorly in school, so they're also good for encouragement.[[/note]]) [[TeenGenius He first started thinking about relativity at the age of 16]], as he tried to imagine how a light wave would look if he traveled with it at the speed of light.[[note]]The idea of relativity was sort of "in the air" when Einstein was growing up in TheGayNineties, as the similarly-multitalented Austrian Ernst Mach was articulating it at the time. There is no question, however, that Einstein's contributions were revolutionary [[/note]]

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Born in Ulm, Germany, Einstein was the son of an engineer. He was gifted in math and science from an early age. (The urban legend that he failed mathematics in high school was completely untrue. He did fail the entrance examination to The Zürich Institute of Technology, [[CripplingOverspecialization because the exam was in]] ''[[CripplingOverspecialization French]]'', [[CripplingOverspecialization a language he read poorly]][[note]]On the other hand, [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Wernher von Braun]] ''did'' fail ninth-grade algebra, so you can use that to cheer your kid up about bad grades if you like. UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison and Creator/StanleyKubrick also did poorly in school, so they're also good for encouragement.[[/note]]) [[TeenGenius He first started thinking about relativity at the age of 16]], as he tried to imagine how a light wave would look if he traveled with it at the speed of light.[[note]]The idea of relativity was sort of "in the air" when Einstein was growing up in TheGayNineties, as the similarly-multitalented Austrian Ernst Mach was articulating it at the time. There is no question, however, that Einstein's contributions were revolutionary [[/note]]



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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', an {{Expy}} of Einstein named Dr. Albert Zweinstein appeared in several episodes.

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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Albert Einstein, alongside Goddard and Tesla, built the first rocket ship and flew it to Mars. Later he built a long distance space ship and left the solar system entirely, becoming the only human to do so.

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* Einstein naturally figures as the main focus in ''Theatre/EinsteinOnTheBeach''. One of the orchestral violinists is even employed to dress as Einstein, crazy hair and all.
4th Jul '17 7:03:20 PM system
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