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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Carta de Dios
In the letter, he states: The hutkind God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable but still largely primitive legends. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no einstrin quality for me than all other people.
I have removed the names of the famous science people to avoid any embarrassment. I think readers here would be interested. With regard to the factual attitude to life and to the human community we have a great deal in common. This did not last long though einsteein by 12 he was questioning the truth of many biblical stories.
The german transcript is better, but still has errors. You also get great exposure. Posted October 22, at 5: The translator simply made it up. Posted October 29, at 8: Follow us on Linkedin.
We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. I think it does matter what he believed. Bidding has started on eBay for Einstein’s “God Letter” — a handwritten letter from Albert Einstein in which he is very frank about his feelings on religion.
What struck me was this: 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.
As a man you claim, so to speak, a dispensation from causality otherwise accepted, as a Jew the priviliege of monotheism. If this transcription is correct, it indeed does seem like a distortion.
But a limited causality is no longer a causality at all, as our wonderful Spinoza recognized with all incision, probably as the first one.
In short I think making the other points is tactically advantageous. The Biblical Call to Revolt,” a job he criticized harshly, but with which he also sought to find common ground, such as the need for morality was above self-interest and the rejection of materialism.
Why Evolution Is True. You seem to attribute the ability to see that your point should be the only relevant one to those who have least demonstrated the ability to do so, the religious apologists who make the kind of crappy arguments we are discussing here.
I just wanted to point out a rather relevant and recent error in:. The letter went on public sale a year later and has remained in private hands ever since. By doing so we can point out that they are. Posted October 31, at On the other hand, it would be quite an apt description of some of these legends.
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Einstein penned the letter on January 3 to the philosopher Eric Gutkind who had sent him a copy of his book Choose Life: Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things.
The handwritten piece, in German, is not listed in the source material of the most authoritative academic text on the subject, Max Jammer’s book Einstein and Religion.
I therefore think we would understand each other quite well if we talked about specific things.
In general I find it painful that you claim a privileged position and try to defend it einstien two walls of pride, an external one as a man and an internal one as a Jew.
I would have thought e-bay would have changed the translation in order to avoid a lawsuit afterwards. What did it say? No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can change this for me. Posted October 22, at 9: But that is not at all the point of demonstrating that Einstein did not believe in a god.
What especially struck me about it was this. In general 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 man and an internal one as a Jew. Well, that settles that. Skip to content Mon.
Does the rest of the translation seem honest? In his later years he referred to a “cosmic religious feeling” that permeated and sustained his scientific work. I spent quite some time deciphering the original letter, with some colleagues -all native german speakers. And the animistic interpretations of the religions of nature are in principle not annulled by monopolization. That quality is largely missing from the translation.
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression guttkind product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. With regard to the factual attitude to life and to the human einstei we have a great deal in common.