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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As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Fakes will be sneered at. Michael Fisher on Monday: This did not last long though and by 12 he was questioning the truth of many biblical stories. This has already been addressed — it is valuable not as an appeal to authority but to render such appeals made by theists doubly invalid since: With such walls we can only attain a certain self-deception, but our moral efforts are not furthered by them.
Posted October 29, at 9: Its importance it that it dispels the myth, once and for all, that Einstein was religious. Otherwise I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them.
Einstein penned the letter on January 3 to the philosopher Eric Gutkind who had sent him a copy of his book Choose Life: The letter went on public sale a year later and has remained in private hands ever since. Actually, it is my information that Einstein once denied being an atheist. I think it does matter what he believed. The physicist Julian Schwinger recounts being introduced to Einstein and finding him quite confused.
Just as they must have known better than to invoke the 2nd law of thermodynamics against evolution, but they did it any way. Even if believers are just as likely to be persuaded by the point you are fixated on as any other points of failure, it still makes sense to use them all because of all the variables involved.
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Gutoind preceded and survived the K-T extinction event. Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things. Gazin said the lone early bid is an encouraging sign. Einstein wrote the letter in response to a Gutkind book, “Choose Life: The corresponding translation WikiQuote on Wikiquote. The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
There seems to be a persistent bias in eijstein translation. I have also tried to contact the people responsible for the auction of the letter on e-bay, well before it was sold.
Carta de Einstein sobre Dios podría alcanzar 1,5 millones de dólares en subasta de Nueva York
Primitivenot childish. So far I have only managed to have the article in The Atlantic updated. Albert Einstein’s anti-religion ‘God Letter’ goes on sale on eBay. Is there anyone here who speaks German and who can confirm or disconfirm this? Sorry for the duplication, Jerry asked I posted this edited version of my e-mail in the thread. Reblogged this on Rattlers Pit and commented: The transcript probably still contains a few errors.
Somewhere online a native German speaker claimed that there is no such phrase in the original German letter. Well, that settles that. With friendly thanks and best wishes, Yours, A. Posted November 1, at 6: Now that I have quite openly stated our differences in intellectual convictions it is still clear to me that we are quite close to each other in essential things, i. All emphasis below is carts. He was cafta by their lack of humility and once wrote.
In the letter, he states: These subtilised interpretations are highly manifold according to their nature and have almost nothing to do with the original text. But that is not at all the point of demonstrating that Einstein did not believe in a god.
For me the unaltered Jewish religion is, like all other religions, an incarnation of primitive superstition.
The caveat is, of course, that this translation too may be incorrect. Thanks for saying it better than I could. Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things.
Follow Letters of Note The translator simply made it up.
This translation, as Rudolf Root one of the commenters on the website of the Atlantic pointed out, is incorrect. The Jewish people, to which I gladly belong, and in whose mentality I proudly feel anchored, even for me, have no dignity other than that of the rest of the peoples. Reblogged this on Mark Solock Blog. You might have heard that a letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish philosopher, Eric Gutkind, was up for auction at eBay.
Einstein writes about the dignitynot the quality of the Jewish people:. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. On the other hand, it would be quite an apt description of some of these legends. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. I will be very thankful if you choose to do so.