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Literature masters the fourth dimension, where physics fears to tread

From the June 2008 Scientific American Magazine |     By John Rennie |     Comments 1

Time travel is easy. The trick is finding a way to choose your route. Quirks of relativity aside, we never get to see the clock spin in any direction but forward and at a fixed and unvarying rate. (Illusions born of daylight savings time, inter–time zone travel and medication don’t count.) However much we might like to stop, divert or roll back time, our sense of it remains linear and progressive. Yesterday always recedes. Tomorrow draws closer.

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Einstein’s letter calls Bible ‘pretty childish’


I like checking my mail everyday too!

Albert Einstein on Religion

Albert Einstein on Religion

But I doubt that it will be as important as this one going up for auction that Eric Gutkind received from Albert Einstein. In it Einstein explains how un-ambivalent he can be about belief in God describing it as ‘childish superstition” and that the Jews are not the “chosen people”. 

Albert gave us this unambiguous interpretation back in 1954 in a letter to the philosopher Eric Gutkind.  This was 1 year before his death.  You know what they say when your maker is a calling: “Things sometimes tend to get in focus”. In Einsteins case I think that meant science was more important to him.

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