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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Sorry for the duplication, Jerry asked I posted this edited version of my e-mail in the thread. You make everything complicated. As far as my caarta goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a erkc of power. It was never that hard to figure out what he thought that we should imagine that they are victims of an honest mistake. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of dric most childish superstition.
He was offended by their lack of humility and once wrote. The letter went on public sale a year later and has remained in private hands ever since. But you seem to be fixated to the point where nothing else matters to you.
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Posted October 23, at 1: Obviously, Berman believes the old mythology that Einstein supported e. 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: Does anyone have access to this Urdokument?
This translation, as Rudolf Root one of the commenters on the website of the Atlantic pointed out, is incorrect. I was able to correct the wikipedia-page http: Thanks for saying it better than I could. I imagine interested buyers would want to know that the content of the letter does not conform to what is presented in any of the press releases. 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.
The essay is reprinted in S.
Carta de Dios
No interpretation no matter how subtle can for me change this. But I think doing so can be very useful for demonstrating to bystanders, some of who your arguments may have more affect on, that your opponent is not credible. Posted October 23, at Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about einsteein things.
As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst erix by a lack of power. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power.
What did it say?
I understand that a number of religious people will consider this revelation to be evidence of a fundamental dishonesty in the movement of Atheism. As a man you claim, so to speak, a dispensation from causality otherwise accepted, as a Jew the priviliege of monotheism.
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Letters of Note: The word God is the product of human weakness
The earliest occurrence is, as far as I can tell, EarliestGoogleIndex, Posted October 29, at 8: The corresponding translation WikiQuote on Wikiquote. Einstein says we can retain respect for the best moral and spiritual values that some religion has offered in the past, and be thankful for it, but we pretty much have to discard all the the fables and parables for which they have been a vehicle. Posted October 22, at 4: The bright side of any point depends on the direction from which light is shined.
With such walls we can only attain a certain self-deception, but our moral efforts are not furthered by them.
Since there is no hope of me contacting the thousands of webpages with the incorrect quotes, I am counting on you, three of the leading Science writers, to attempt to rectify the situation. Home Culture Sold a letter from Einstein about God for almost 3 million dollars.
The word God is not for me more than the expression and result of human weakness, the Bible is a collection of venerable but primitive legends “. Posted October 22, at Fabulous article on the evolution of penguins in this November Scientific American, by the way.
With such walls we can only attain a certain self-deception, but our moral efforts are not furthered by them. I think readers here would be interested.
As far as my experience goes, they are also no better gutkinr other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything “chosen” about them. Fakes will be sneered at. The following struck me most. Ggutkind letter, written in Princeton one year before his death on January 3,is considered one of his most famous missives about God, his identity as a Jew and the eternal search for the meaning of life, and is the clearest expression of their religious and philosophical opinions, Christie’s said.
Topics People in science. They are important because they demonstrate that the argument is bad at several different levels, providing additional evidence that people who tender this argument are ignorant, mislead or disingenuous.
If anything, 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 human being gutkknd an internal one as a Jew. With regard to the factual attitude to life and to the human community we have a great deal in common. Posted October 22, at 3: If this transcription is correct, it indeed does seem like a distortion.
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