15 thoughts on “Worth a Thousand Words — Einstein Memes

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith July 27, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Ha ha ha ha. I do feel bad for him most of the time. Especially when I read how he felt after being lied to by the US.

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      • The Haunted Wordsmith July 27, 2018 / 11:02 am

        When we met with him, we lied about how close the Germans were to completing the atomic bomb which is why he agreed to help. They were almost completed with the project when he learned the truth. He later went on to say that he would never have helped us had he known how far away the Germans were in actually doing it.

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          • The Haunted Wordsmith July 27, 2018 / 2:22 pm

            Welcome. Remember though, and I should clarify my statement, since he didn’t have the security clearance to work on the program itself, he urged the US to research use of nuclear weapons (i.e. Manhattan project) and wrote to the US on behalf of another scientist. In ’38, German scientists first split the atom. Pro-nationalist rhetoric had people scared (understandable). The US was telling scientists (like Oppenheimer and Fermi) that the Germans were close to developing it. It was an earlier version of the space race. Einstein was later asked (after the war) what his thoughts were. He said “had I known that the Germans would not succeed in developing an atomic bomb, I would have done nothing.” The problem with how we did things is that after ’38 we started stealing German scientists AND we already had scientists here able to work on it. We left them without the scientific ability to build it. Much like NK lost its scientists through defection to the south. Without outside help, they don’t have the internal know how to develop nuclear weapons. One of the last key scientific defectors to the South had not even seen modern computers. Even their propaganda pics show 80s technology. Yes, we built the atomic bomb without modern technology, but they do not have the same resources we did. Einstein, is a great physicist, but is often given credit for more than he was involved with. Not to mention the whole “he failed math in school” myth that teachers like to continue to spread.

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  2. Christine Bolton July 27, 2018 / 11:10 am

    National Geographic Channel had a drama series called Einstein earlier this year. It was fantastic!

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    • Fandango July 27, 2018 / 2:08 pm

      I’ll have to see if I can find it.

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  3. Christine Bolton July 27, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    its probably still on demand. They also just did one on Picasso too, but Einstein was more interesting

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    • Marleen July 27, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      I didn’t see the one on Einstein yet. I did enjoy the series on Picasso.

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