Albert Einstein

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

-Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is one of my favorite scientists, he’s right up there with Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates… wait a minute, absolutely no relativity between him and them… (Sorry, just couldn’t resist).

When I decided to write this, I knew very little of the man so decided to do some research. My first stop as usual was Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein. Although it’s not technically an acceptable for research purposes in schools, but for me it’s a great start.

After several hours and many websites, I decided that Albert is definitely my favorite scientist. As I perused the papers he wrote, the ideas he had and the many theories he came up with I decided that my intellect is nothing compared to his, I mean, have you ever read a paper on physics? Even his first paper – The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields, written when he was 15, is beyond my ability to fully comprehend. Seriously, have you ever read anything about physics?

I read about quantum mechanics, photoelectric effects, particle theory, and frankly, being an electrician, I understood more than I would have otherwise, but, other than that, wow, I say again… wow. To have a mind that thinks on such a level would be phenomenal, I think perhaps maybe it would be a little lonely also. I wonder if he had many friends or just a lot of colleagues. When you out think everyone in the room, are you good at socializing? Can you be?

I suppose I’ll never find out – I’m not entirely sure I want to.

A couple of websites I found while researching Einstein are listed below, along with some quotes I like.

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Einstein.html

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html

-Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

-One has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists. If such humility could be conveyed to everybody, the world of human activities would be more appealing.

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