You might have heard that a letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish philosopher, Eric Gutkind, was up for auction at eBay. Carta de Einstein sobre Deus: Um ano antes de morrer, o célebre físico 3 de janeiro de , uma carta ao filósofo judeu Eric B. Gutkind, expressando sua. A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein rejecting religion has been auctioned for German in response to the work of the philosopher Eric Gutkind.
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I think it does matter what he believed. Recent fossil finds, and all that.
I spent quite some time deciphering the original letter, with some colleagues -all native german speakers. But that is not at all the point of demonstrating that Einstein did not believe in a god. Now that I have stated our ienstein in intellectual convictions quite openly, it is still clear to me that we are very close to each other in essential things, dric in our evaluation edic human behaviour.
I do not wish to inconvenience you too much. Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday. There seems to catra a persistent bias in the translation. Skype malware that can hold computers hostage is spreading fast. This prompted what he later called, his “religious paradise of youth”, during which he observed religious rules such as not eating pork. For me the unaltered Jewish religion is, like all other religions, an incarnation of primitive superstition. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not.
The auction went live at 6 p. The following struck me most. Fakes will be sneered at. As a young man, I knew when I heard Christian physicists and engineers say such things about Einstein that they must have known better but they decided to say the falsehood anyway.
In general I find it painful that you claim a privileged position and try to defend it by two walls of pride, an external one as a man and an internal one as a Jew. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, einztein you can opt-out if you wish.
Sold a letter from Einstein about God for almost 3 million dollars
Gutkinr translator simply made it up. With such walls we can only attain a certain self-deception, but our moral efforts are not furthered gutkiind them. In general I find it painful that you claim a privileged position and try to defend it by two walls of pride, an external one as a man and an internal one as a Jew.
But a limited causality is no longer a causality at all, as our wonderful Spinoza recognized with all incision, probably as the first one. The handwritten piece, in German, is not listed in the source material of the most authoritative academic text on the subject, Max Jammer’s book Einstein and Religion.
Albert Einstein’s anti-religion ‘God Letter’ goes on sale on eBay
The german transcript is better, but still gutkin errors. And the animistic interpretations of the religions of nature are in principle not annulled by monopolization.
If this transcription is correct, it indeed does seem like a distortion. Penguins preceded and survived the K-T extinction event.
Actually, it is my information that Einstein once denied being an atheist. Posted October 23, at No interpretation no matter how subtle can for me change this. I have removed the names of the famous science people to avoid any embarrassment. What especially struck me about it was this. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can change this for me.
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I would have thought e-bay would have changed the translation in order to avoid a lawsuit afterwards. 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. I asked Gazin why the seller turned to eBay to sell the letter, rather than through a more traditional auction house such as Christie’s or Sotheby’s.
By doing so we can point out that they are.