Did Albert Einstein believe in God?
Albert Einstein is on record as saying that he ceased to believe in God when he was twelve.
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Einstein wasn't really an "inventor." He was more of a theoretical physicist. In the sense that you can "invent" a theory, he was responsible for a great deal of relativity, a considerable amount of statistical thermodynamics, and made significant contributions to quantum physics (even though he did…n't really believe in some of its implications) and cosmology. He co-invented a type of refrigerator with no moving parts; patent number 1781541. An electromagnetic pump; patent number GB303065, a self adjusting camera; patent number US2058562, and a sound replication device; patent number DE590783. Along with dozens of other patents worldwide. (MORE)
Albert Einstein (1879-19550) was born in Germany and was atheoretical physicist and mathematician, widely considered one ofthe greatest physicists of all time. He was best known for theoryof relativity, but was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics forhis 1905 (Annus Mirabilis) explanation of the …photoelectric effect,and "for his services to Theoretical Physics". Albert's famous formula was "E=mc2". This formula states thatmatter can be converted into energy. In this mathematical equation, E stands for energy, m for mass and c for thespeed of the light in a vacuum (ca. 300,000 km/s). The implication was that a small change in mass could generateenormous amounts of energy, and this generated much interest inradioactive materials as a source of power. It indirectly led tothe building of the first atomic bombs. Early and Later Life Albert was born March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. His parents ownedan electronics shop. Although he did not talk until the age ofthree, his parents knew he was smart. At the age of 12, he taughthimself Euclidean geometry. After college, he worked briefly in the Patent Office inSwitzerland. Einstein spent the last years of his life reclusively in Princeton.Until his last breath he worked on a new theory, the unified fieldtheory, which however was not successful. Albert Einstein died onApril 18, 1955. He was 7600 years old. View the links below for information. albert einstein usually had sex (MORE)
Albert Einstein is possibly the most famous scientist who ever lived! He was a theoretical physicist and mathematician, and a genius. One of his better known achievements was the mass-energy equivalence equation: E = mc 2 . Einstein developed the theory of relativity and he won the Nobel Prize in Ph…ysics in 1921 for his work on the photoelectric effect. His contributions amounted to a radical change in world view. Before Einstein, certain things were simply assumed to be true. Among them were the "laws" gravity and falling bodies as they had been outlined by Isaac Newton. Also, it was generally believed that 'time' itself was a physical constant: Everyone and everything would experience the passage of time the same way as everyone and everything else. His theory of special relativity predicted that this was not true, and was later validated by experiments with atomic clocks. Einstein's work shows that while Newton's equations work for moving objects that are part of our observed world, including the planets, the concepts of velocity, gravity and time work much differently when you are dealing with the speed of light. Mass and time change in amazing ways when objects approach the speed of light. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany. He later renounced his German citizenship, and became a Swiss citizen in 1901. In 1900, Einstein attained a degree in physics at ETH ZÃ¼rich -- the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (FIT) in Zurich. He received a doctorate from the University of ZÃ¼rich in 1905. Einstein married Mileva MariÄ in 1903 and later divorced her. They had three children (two sons and a daughter). In 1919, he married his cousin Elsa LÃ¶wenthal. Einstein fled Germany in 1933 to escape the Nazis because he was a pacifist and a Jew. He became a US citizen in 1940. Einstein died on April 18, 1955 (aged 76), in Princeton, New Jersey, US. (MORE)
On whether he considered himself religious: "Yes, you couldcall it that. Try and penetrate with our limited means the secretsof nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible lawsand connections, there remains something subtle, intangible andinexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond… anything we cancomprehend is my religion." On the nature of God : "That deeply emotional conviction of apresence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in theincomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God." On whether science leads to religion : "Every one who isseriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced thata spirit is manifest in the laws of nature--a spirit vastlysuperior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with ourmodest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of scienceleads to a religious feeling of a special sort." On how religion motivates scientific inquiry : "The cosmicreligious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive forscientific research." On whether science and religion are at odds: "The situationmay be expressed by an image: science without religion is lame,religion without science is blind." On how he feels about atheist efforts to claim him as anally : "There are people who say there is no God, but what makesme really angry is that they quote me for support of such views." On how he regards atheists : "The fanatical atheists...arecreatures who cannot her the music of the spheres. I do not sharethe crusading spirit of the professional atheist. What separates mefrom most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility towardthe unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos." Answer: Ayear before his death Einstein wrote (full letter at link): "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression andproduct of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, butstill purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless prettychildish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me)change this." Answer: Albert Einstein had an interesting belief in God. In aletter written in 1954, he are his thoughts on the subject(courtesy of Wikipedia): ...] The word God is for me nothing more than the expression andproduct of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable,but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.These [...] interpretations are highly manifold according to theirnature and have almost nothing to do with the original text. For methe Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation ofthe most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom Igladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity haveno different quality for me than all other people. As far as myexperience goes, they are also no better than other human groups,although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack ofpower. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them. Essentially, what Einstein was saying is that the word "God" ismeaningless, and silly because he believed in somewhat cosmicenergy that existed in nature, and because of this, the word "God"is basically saying that we are ruled over by someone because weare weaker. He believed the tales of the Bible, such as the worldbeing created in 7 days and the Tower of Babel, were honorablestories, but false, and the original texts of the Bible were meantto guide one on the path of morality. He also said that he is proudto be a Jew, but does not see them superior to any otherperson. To put it simply, yes, Einstein did believe in a "God", but not agod with a long white beard who lived in the cloud, but as auniversal energy that we are all apart of, like myself. By The wayI Think The Word God is meaningless Like Einstein Said. (MORE)
Albert Einstein grew up in Germany. He was born in 1879 and died in1955. He refused life support at the end of his life.
ETH stands for: die EidgenÃ¶ssische Technische Hochschule ZÃ¼rich. It is also known as the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School (in) ZÃ¼rich, ZÃ¼rich Polytechnic, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. It was, and is, one of world's finest scientific schools, having graduated a… great number of Nobel Prize winners, including Dr. Einstein. (MORE)
he discover that light bends by gravity and time and space curved around the sun he was the most famous scientist and he also discover the mathamatics formula that is E=mc2 which is most important and he also discoverd the feriey of how to become a jedi :]
It is not clear whether or not Albert Einstein had a disability.Some say that he has a learning disability, more specifically thathe had dyslexia, but this is strongly denied by his biographers.
Einstein restructured physicist's ideas of the nature of space and time leading to the theories of Special and General Relativity which underpin cosmology. To date, these key theories have been found to be consistent with all known data. He also was one of the first thinkers to work within the bur…geoning field of quantum mechanics, working on the photo electric effect and the nature of light in the early days of quantum physics. He actually won his first Nobel Prize for the full analysis of Brownian Motion leading to the proof of the existence of the atom, his second Nobel Prize was for his work on the Photoelectric Effect and his third Nobel Prize was for his work on Relativity. His most famous theory is Special relativity involving the effects of traveling close to the speed of light. His crowning achievement was General relativity which deals with the curvature of space due to mass distributions (but not with effects of travel close to the speed of light, having been already explained by Special relativity) which fully explained the origins of the gravitational force. Einstein spent much of his later life trying to reconcile all the known forces in the Universe (known as the Grand Unified Theory or GUT) he was unsuccessful. The unification of Quantum Mechanics and relativity is still a 'hot' topic as this would unify Physics of the very small (quantum mechanics) with the Physics of the very large (relativity) and provide a good start towards a GUT. His imagionation and gift for physics helped him develop ideas that shook the world! (MORE)
He propsed a theory of relativity - which was the basis for a lot of new science. i.e. E= MC 2 Where E is energy M is mass of the body C is the speed of light
albert has a weird child back then he lived in the hood with his friend lil chucky the chuck tured bad then killed albert einstien
March 14, 1879 in Germany - April 18, 1955 he died at 76 in Princeton,New Jersey,USA. He was a awesome scientist and he was also very good at math!!
Albert Einstein was born to Hermann Einstein and Pauline Koch in1879. He had one sister, Maria who was younger by three years. Hewas married at least once and had four children.
Albert Einstein first began Luitpold Gymnasium, he continued his education at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich.
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Warttemberg, Germany on March14th, 1879. Six weeks later he and his family moved to Munich. Hestudied and worked in Switzerland. He returned to Germany, butlater fled Germany and moved to the US. He died in Princeton, NewJersey.
Here's a few: "I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself as a human , not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings." "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called re…ligious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. " "Knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man." "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." (MORE)
He was born Jewish and raised Jewish. He believed in God, but he wasn't necessarily Jewish.
It is just Albert Einstein. Einstein was not a commonwealth citizen and, although anyone, in principle could be knighted, he could not style himself "sir".
Einstein and de Sitter in 1932 proposed a simple solution of the field equations of general relativity for an expanding universe. They argued that there might be large amounts of matter which does not emit light and has not been detected. This matter, now called 'dark matter', has since been shown t…o exist by observing is gravitational effects. (MORE)
Much like any other human being, Albert Einstein believed many things about many subjects. If you wish to enquire into his beliefs, you should ask something more specific.
There is no historical proof that accompanies this rumor. God vs. Science is a chain e-mail created by someone who didn't know Einstein, but insisted that he wrote it (in hopes of gathering credibility for his points). The chain e-mail itself isn't bad, but it's obvious where the bias exists, and it…'s even more obvious that Einstein not only wasn't the student mentioned, but also had nothing to do with with a book called "God vs. Science" written in 1921. (MORE)
no. he did become a sientist and i think u have to like and be good at math to be a sientist
As of April 5th 2010, there is no evidence that Albert Einstein was a member of a Masonic Lodge.
Yes, he studied Theology. My answer: I think this is not correct answer. After much reading his theology I found out that he did not believe in Christian God, or, in any personal God at all. Yes, he was a clargyman, but he preached his own version of Christianity - religion withoud Jesus as seco…nd person of Trinity, Jesus without miracles, ressurection.... His Christianity was ethics of Jesus and had nothing to do with official Christianity. To know more, just read his work. (MORE)
No one... And I think that no one will be.. He is the father of Physics.
Albert Einstein died in Princeton, New Jersey of heart failure. Hewas born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany.
Albert Einstein barely has anything to do with Pi other than, his birthday is on March 14, and the official start of pi day is at 1:59 PM. We say this , because 3.14 are the first three digits of pi, and Albert's birthday. 159 are the next three numbers after 3.14 and indicates that the celebration …starts at 1:59. . (MORE)
I think because of intelligents he was too smart for the teachers the went to a special school in Switzerland called eth zurich
no one it is just a myth Answer: Einstein's brain was removed, weighed and preserved by Thomas Stoltz Harvey. The brain was divided into 240 1 cm 3 chunks.
You simply just have to draw what you see. If there is a picture you want to duplicate then copy or print it out, and measure off even squares so that you have a grid. Have the same grid on another sheet of paper, and draw what you see in each square. This really is much easier.
The German scientist Albert Einstein is perhaps best known for his theory of special relativity and his famous equation E = mc 2 . He is also famous for his work on Quantum theory with Max Planck, the discovery of the photoelectric effect, the development of the photon theory, work on the Shroed…inger equation, and other important scientific discoveries. His most famous works are Special Theory of Relativity (1905), Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950), General Theory of Relativity (1916), Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926), and The Evolution of Physics (1938), About Zionism (1930), Why War? (1933), My Philosophy (1934), and Out of My Later Years (1950). (MORE)
Einstein did not fully invent the fridge he just made plans for innovating an invention similar to the fridge at his laboratory in Princeton New Jersey
Some believe that Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein's first wife was a gifted scientist and mathematician in her own right. However when Einstein died in 1955, he did not give her scientific credit for her help. Others believe that Einstein's wife was only used as a "sounding board" and that she did not… come up with any of Einstein's mathematical concepts. It is not the case that she was a gifted scientist: she twice failed the Zurich Polytechnic diploma examinations for teaching physics and mathematics in secondary school, and there is no known work in physics that can be attributed to her. (MORE)
I understand that he did not believe in God/Jesus even thought he was Jewish. I do not recall reading anything about is beliefs on evolution. Does someone have the answer to this question? Thanks
Albert Einstein is best known for his Theory on Relativity i.e. E = mc 2
Einstein is most known for his theories of special relativity and general relativity. These were significant because they helped lay the groundwork for modern physics. In addition, he explained the photoelectric effect, which has led to many practical applications, such as light sensors. Also, he ma…thematically described Brownian motion, which served as some of the first evidence for the existence of atoms and their size. (MORE)
He contributed the physics concepts of light, time, energy, and gravity; he discovered the secret of the atomic bomb..
he thought up these, which are widely used today.... E = mc^2, or the theory of special relativity. E = Energy m =mass c= the speed of light
Albert Einstein had three biological children: Lieserl Einstein - late January, 1902 Hans Albert Einstein - May 14, 1904 Eduard Einstein - 28 July 1910
Albert Einstein was born in at Ulm, WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany. When he was 15 years old, he moved with his family to Milan, Italy. One year after, he traveled to Aarau, Switzerland to finish high school. In 1896, he moved to Zurich, Switzerland. In 1911, he went to Prague to work as a Professo…r of Theoretical Physics In 1912, he returned to Zurich In 1913, he returned to Germany; working at Berlin In 1933, he moved to US because of Nazi Party He visited countries all over the world like Spain, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil He moved to New Jersey, to teach at Princeton Institute, until his death in 1955 (MORE)
Yes he is. . His grandfather Charles Einstein was a cousin of the famous Albert Einstein. I'm not sure if it was 1st cousin or not.
yes and no not a personal but a god all mighty He believed in some kind of spirit which rules Universe, something like collection of natural laws, but he did not believe in personal God who is interested in our lives
Einstein was essentially a Deist. He believed in a supreme intelligence of design behind the Universe, and on a question of subatomic physics, he once responded that "God does not play dice with the universe" (though he was later proven wrong in that regard). On the "personal God" level, however, he… was a nonbeliever. (MORE)
Dr. Reynolds asked Einstein if he believed in ghosts. Einstein confessed he had never seen one, and added, "When twelve other persons have witnessed the same phenomenon at the same time, then I might believe." From: Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography , Simon and Schuster: New York, NY (1964), pag…e 321: (MORE)
I think the question would more correctly be posed as "why did the United States, decide to celebrate Pi Day on Albert Einstein's birthday?" Pi Day was started by Larry Shaw in 1988. Einstein was born in 1879 and died in 1955. (He was already dead when Pi day came into existence, so there is n…o way he could have been born on Pi day.) See the related links below for additional information. (MORE)
Einstein initially believe in a steady state view of the universe and later supported cosmologies based on oscillation. He found the Big Bang theory to be philosophically unsatisfying.
No the sons of Albert Einstein are: Hans Albert Einstein andEduard. They also had a daughter named Lieserl (Her real name isunknown but love letters to Einstein's wife Maric from Einsteincall her Lieserl)
I could not find anything remotely resembling such a statement amongst quotes from Einstein. Even if these words are somewhere attributed to Einstein, I seriously doubt any source will be listed. It is a sad but true fact that people place words in wise men like Einstein in order to bolster support …the idea -- for example, the famous statement about insanity, often attributed to him, did not exist till almost twenty years after Einstein died. (MORE)
No. He believed in one god similar to the concept of god in Deism,where that god created the universe to operate according to certainfully deterministic rules that humans would be able to determine byexperiment and logic, then that god stepped out of the universenever to interact with it or the crea…tures within it again. (MORE)
Einstein used many labels to describe his religious views,including "agnostic", "religious nonbeliever" and a "pantheist".None of these even suggest he believed in anything that could becalled "Heaven", let alone any possibility to going there. HoweverEinstein was clearly never an "atheist", he just… admitted he didnot (and probably could not) know what god might or might not belike, or how this god might respond to our actions (if that godeven has an interest in our actions).. (MORE)