I have always been amazed at the brilliance of so many men who and women were born just before or just after 1900 and how far and how fast they created the base of knowledge that has led to what we have always taken for granted…electricity, cars, airplanes, radio’s, TV’s, computers, cell phones, digital photography, vaccines, x-rays, ct scanners, mri’s, penicillian…just about everything we take for granted today is solely because of the men and women from this era were curious and worked hard to figure things out…of course some including Albert Einstein regretted their role in nuclear weapons but at the time they also had real valid reasons. Consider taking the time to read the Wikipedia and Harvard links below about this amazing man.
Quotes from brainyquote.com and while you are reading the quotes below consider how they would be helpful if people simply followed them in today’s world of adoption, donor conceived, human rights, equal rights.
Quotes attributed to Albert Einstein
God always takes the simplest way.
God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
Information is not knowledge.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Something I learned from Wikipedia, while at Princeton Einstein was a member of the NAACP
As a member of the NAACP at Princeton who campaigned for the civil rights of African Americans, Einstein corresponded with civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois, and in 1946 Einstein called racism America’s “worst disease”. He later stated, “Race prejudice has unfortunately become an American tradition which is uncritically handed down from one generation to the next. The only remedies are enlightenment and education”.
You can read more about this area of his life here Albert Einstein, Civil Rights activist.