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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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Does the rest of the translation seem honest? Posted October 23, at 1: Regarding the factual attitude towards life and the human community we have a great deal in common: He was offended by their lack of humility and once wrote.

Letters of Note: The word God is the product of human weakness

On the other hand, it would be quite an apt description of some of these legends. What did it say? Home Culture Sold a letter from Einstein about God for almost 3 million dollars.

I know I am not the best at explaining things but after rereading several times it does not seem possible that you could not understand that I understand your point. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. I think readers here would be interested.

Einstein writes of ‘childish superstition’ | Science | The Guardian

Skip to content Mon. Despite his categorical rejection of conventional religion, Brooke said that Einstein became angry when his views were appropriated by evangelists gutkindd atheism. Posted October 23, at 2: Translated Transcript Princeton, 3.

The letter went on public sale a year later and has remained in private hands ever since. Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, the online auction management agency handling the eBay sale, said as far as he knows the London auction was gutkond first time the letter had gone up for sale. The Biblical Call to Revolt. Well, that settles that. What struck me was this: As a man you claim, so to speak, a dispensation from causality otherwise accepted, as a Jew the priviliege of monotheism.


Posted October 22, at 3: And the animistic gutkund of the religions of nature are in principle not annulled by monopolization. Einstein writes about the dignitynot the quality of the Jewish people:. I humbly suggest we show this particular subset of the population that we value the fundamental principles of Science: But a limited causality is no longer a causality at all, as our wonderful Spinoza was the first to recognise with all rigorousness.

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Posted November 1, at 6: Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things. And yet the Jewish people — to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I am deeply connected — have no different dignity for me than any other peoples. And everyone who has, afterwards, regurgitated this translation is to be blamed for having lazily copied of this unfortunate mutation, and for nothing else.

Gazin said the company is accepting bids only from pre-qualified buyers who can prove they have the cash to back up their bids.

Like in his early papers on physics, he uses rich, illustrative terms for even the most abstract concepts. At various times in his einsttein, he might be described as a Deist, a pantheist, or an agnostic. Why Evolution Is True.


Childish superstition: Einstein’s letter makes view of religion relatively clear

Now that I have quite openly stated our differences in intellectual convictions it is still clear to me that we are quite close catra each other in essential things, ie in our evalutations of human behaviour.

Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday. Wednesday, 7 October The word God is the product of human weakness.

Doing so is not likely to improve your odds of changing the mind of the person you are arguing with, but then again that is highly unlikely no matter what you say. Cartw interpretation, no matter how subtle, can change this for me. I imagine interested buyers would want to know that the content of the letter does not conform to what is presented in any of the press releases. Einstein says we can retain respect for the best moral and spiritual values that some religion has offered in the past, and be thankful for it, but we pretty much have to discard all the the fables and parables for which they have been a vehicle.

Carta de Einstein sobre Dios podría alcanzar 1,5 millones de dólares en subasta de Nueva York

Posted October 29, at 1: What is the original source of the translation quoted in the newspaper article? All emphasis below is mine.

The translator simply made it up.