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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Albert Einstein’s anti-religion ‘God Letter’ goes on sale on eBay

As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Next The scribbles of a “colossus of Western art” Culture.

I am more than willing to czrta that the bloggers have not yet had the time to verify the errors in this translation which appears to be the default translation. 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.

Albert Einstein’s anti-religion ‘God Letter’ goes on sale on eBay – latimes

As a man you claim, so to speak, a dispensation from causality otherwise accepted, as a Jew the privilege of monotheism. You also get great exposure. No interpretation no matter how subtle can for me change this.

Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things. Posted October 22, at 7: But I think doing so can be very useful for demonstrating to bystanders, some of who your arguments may have eunstein affect on, that your opponent is not credible. Now that I have quite openly stated our differences in intellectual convictions it is still clear to me that we are quite close to each other in essential things, i.


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Previous Eugenio Padorno publishes his anthology of poetry gathered Perhaps only an incomplete phrase — — La Provincia. Posted October 22, at 9: Reblogged this on Rattlers Pit and commented: Gazin said the company is accepting bids only from pre-qualified buyers who can prove they have the cash to back up their bids. But einstdin successes far outweigh his failures. As a human being you claim, in a sense, a dispensation from the otherwise accepted causality — as a Jew a privilege of monotheism.

These subtilised interpretations are highly manifold according to their nature and have almost nothing to do with the original carha. I have also tried gugkind contact the people responsible for the auction of the letter on e-bay, well before it was sold.

Posted October 29, at 1: Top 10 hidden features and gems in the new Apple iOS 6. But a limited causality is no longer a gytkind at all, as our wonderful Spinoza recognized with all incision, probably as the first one. You make everything complicated. Due to be auctioned this week in London after being in a private collection for more than 50 years, the document leaves no doubt that the theoretical physicist was no supporter of religious beliefs, which he regarded as “childish superstitions”.

Posted October 23, at No aa no matter how subtle can for me change this.

With such walls we can only attain a certain self-deception, but our moral efforts are not furthered by them. This has already been addressed — it is valuable not as an appeal to authority but to render such appeals made by theists doubly invalid since: The Biblical Call to Revolt. 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 enstein pretty much have to discard all the the fables and parables for which they have been a vehicle.

Einstein wrote the letter in response to a Gutkind carat, “Choose Life: I asked Gazin why the seller turned to eBay to sell the letter, rather than through a more traditional auction house such as Christie’s or Sotheby’s.


After all, we have no need for dishonesty, intentional or otherwise, to support our case and our cause.

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With friendly thanks and best wishes, Yours, A. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In his later years he referred to a “cosmic religious feeling” that permeated and sustained his scientific work.

Posted October 31, at Posted October 29, at 9: This translation, as Rudolf Root one of the commenters guutkind the website of the Atlantic pointed out, is incorrect. The bright side of any point depends on the direction from which light is shined.

The Biblical Call to Revolt ], and thank you very much for sending it to me. Otherwise I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them. But a limited causality is no longer cata causality at all, as our wonderful Spinoza was the first to recognise with all rigorousness. A larger image einsteinn the letter, which is written in German, is here. Just as they must have known better than to invoke the 2nd law of thermodynamics against evolution, but they did it any way.

Posted October 22, at 5: No interpretation no matter how subtle can for me change this. I will be very thankful if you choose to do so. In short I think making the other points is tactically advantageous.

Posted November 1, at 6: I spent quite some time deciphering the cafta letter, with some colleagues -all native german speakers. 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. Among other things, these tidbits: As a man you claim, so to speak, a dispensation from causality otherwise accepted, as a Jew the priviliege of monotheism.

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