good old albert hehe!!!!
good old albert hehe!!!!
Yea yea yea. Einstein. Again. People are aware that other scientists have existed, right?
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 1879 - 18 April 1955) was a German-American physicist. He is best-known for his Special and General Theories of Relativity, but contributed in other areas of physics. He became famous for his explanation of the photoelectric effect (for which he received the Nobel Prize). 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 also asserted that the Jewish scriptures, Jesus, Gautama Buddha and other religious figures were important guides for the ethical advancement of humanity.
This is a set of Einstein quotes that are not misattributed, read up and be enlightened.
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.
It is also my concept of God. It seems to me that arguments for or against God's existence are largely irrelevant due to the fact that people fail to agree on the very definition of God. The same way, two people trying to solve a geometry problem while having different definitions of the word "triangle" would have a hard time understanding each other's demonstrations.
As he also put it:
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty"
"The idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I am unable to take seriously."
In terms of pure logic, that is without invoking "miracles", "prophecies" in the Bible (or torah,coran whatever)or anything that could have been subject to human manipulations I don't believe it is possible to hold other views than these.
Schopenhauer's saying, that "a man can do as he will, but not will as he will," has been an inspiration to me since my youth up, and a continual consolation and unfailing well-spring of patience in the face of the hardships of life, my own and others'. This feeling mercifully mitigates the sense of responsibility which so easily becomes paralysing, and it prevents us from taking ourselves and other people too seriously; it conduces to a view of life in which humour, above all, has its due place.
Overall , I agree with this very much.
Check the credo also:
Albert Einstein was truly a genius. To respect him would be to read what he said, to understand him would be to understand what he wrote.
Wiki with lots and lots of information about Albert Einstein.
A truely great mind.