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Albert Einstein


A really beautiful mind.

It is is power of concentration, that I find most impresses me. There were many distractions in his life, which was not the quiet isolation we assume. A Jew in pre-WWII Europe, children, marital turmoil, job changes, fleeing to another country.

Yet nothing could distract him from physics and from the pursuit of beauty and harmony.

"E = mc2"

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

"Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not"

"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."

"A contemporary has said, not unjustly, that in this materialist age of ours the serious scientific workers are the only profoundly religious people."

Last modified 1/15/07; posted 2002. © 2007, 2002 John P. Nordin