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Reads tagged with “Albert Einstein”

Something Deeply Hidden Behind Things: Einstein on Wonderment and the Nature of the Human Mind
Something Deeply Hidden Behind Things: Einstein on Wonderment and the Nature of the Human Mind

How a simple compass oriented one of humanity’s greatest minds toward the truth of things.

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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

How the debris of a landmark disagreement became the foundation of our present ideas about the fabric of existence.

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Albert Einstein’s Love Letters
Albert Einstein’s Love Letters

“How was I able to live alone before, my little everything? Without you I lack self-confidence, passion for work, and enjoyment of life — in short, without you, my life is no life.”

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Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence
Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence

“Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?”

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Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists
Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.

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The Best Science Books of 2015
The Best Science Books of 2015

From Earth’s largest-hearted creature to the interconnectedness of the universe, by way of Einstein and artificial intelligence.

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Galileo on Critical Thinking and the Folly of Believing Our Preconceptions
Galileo on Critical Thinking and the Folly of Believing Our Preconceptions

“To divine that wonderful arts lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.”

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Einstein’s Divorce Agreement and the Nuanced Messiness of the Human Heart
Einstein’s Divorce Agreement and the Nuanced Messiness of the Human Heart

“In the case of a divorce, I would grant you significant pecuniary advantages through particularly generous concessions.”

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Einstein on the Common Language of Science in a Rare 1941 Recording
Einstein on the Common Language of Science in a Rare 1941 Recording

“Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem — in my opinion — to characterize our age.”

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Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois About Equality and Racial Justice
Albert Einstein’s Little-Known Correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois About Equality and Racial Justice

“Professor Einstein is not a mere mathematical mind. He is a living being, sympathetic with all human advance… and he hates race prejudice because as a Jew he knows what it is.”

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