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Review: Einstein: His Life and UniverseUser Review - Ralph Hermansen - Goodreads
Walter Isaacson did a excellent job bringing Albert Einstein back to life in our minds. His technical book advisors include the biggest names in physics. After all, a story about Einstein is a story ... Read full review
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Review: Einstein: His Life and UniverseUser Review - Bob Nichols - Goodreads
As presented by Isaacson, Einstein's early success as a thinker can be largely credited to his relative isolation from academic physics. That, combined with his intelligence and anti-authoritarian ... Read full review
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Page viii - Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving...
Page 1 - You seem to maintain that one should always obey the law, however bad. I cannot think you have realized the implications of this position. Do you condemn the Christian martyrs who refused to sacrifice to the emperor? Do you condemn John Brown? Nay, more, I am compelled to suppose that you condemn George Washington, and hold that your country ought to return to allegiance to Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a loyal Briton I of course applaud this view, but I fear it may not win much support...
Page xxii - If this seems surprising, it is because we underestimate the boldness of Einstein in stating the principle of relativity as an axiom and, by keeping faith with it, changing our...
Page 1 - Your fine letter to The New York Times is a great contribution to a good cause. All the intellectuals in this country, down to the youngest student, have become completely intimidated. Virtually no one of "prominence" besides yourself has actually challenged these absurdities in which the politicians have become engaged. Because they have succeeded in convincing the masses that the Russians and the American Communists endanger the safety of the country, these politicians consider...
Page xxii - Einstein, it is meaningless to speak of motion relative to the ether. He likewise denies the existence of absolute simultaneity. As far as this lecturer Red Scare 529 munist country to come here where you could have freedom. Don't abuse that freedom sir.
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