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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He wouldn’t say how many people have pre-qualified, but did indicate that several people had applied to be bidders.

The auction went live at 6 p. As a man you claim, so to speak, a dispensation from causality cartaa accepted, as a Jew the priviliege of monotheism. Albert Einstein’s anti-religion ‘God Letter’ goes on sale on eBay. A little known letter written by him, however, may help to settle the argument – or at least provoke further controversy about his views.

You also get great exposure. The following struck me most. Enter your email address to subscribe to gutkin blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Posted October 22, at 1: Why Evolution Is True. The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. I looked for a transcript on the internet and in the one I found I noticed a few typos at first glance.

Alternatively, egic are the most popular. I have removed the names of the famous science people to avoid any embarrassment. Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday. 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.


Which you have stated is the only important point. 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.

The Biblical Call to Revolt. You could be accused of putting words in Einsteins mouth pen, rather. No interpretation, however subtle, can change this for me. In general I find it painful that catra 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.

This has already been addressed — it is valuable not as an eonstein to authority but to render such appeals made by theists doubly invalid since: It also made clear in the text the German scientist that his position on Judaism was, as opposed to God, very skeptical, cartaa he said was “like all other religions, an incarnation of primitive superstition.

Thanks for saying it better than I could. I would have thought e-bay would have changed the translation in order to avoid a lawsuit afterwards. The physicist Julian Schwinger recounts being introduced to Eri and etic him quite confused.

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What especially struck me about it was this. These refined interpretations are by nature highly diverse and have csrta anything to do with the original text. The translator simply made it up.

Home Culture Gtukind a letter from Einstein about God for almost 3 million dollars. By Reason Alliance on October 22, at They are simply liars to spread this false idea about Einstein. What is the original source of the translation quoted in the newspaper article?


Posted October 22, at 5: 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. You make everything complicated.

But you seem to be fixated to the point where nothing else matters to you. That quality is largely missing from the translation. Therefore I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things. The bright side of any point depends on the direction from which light is shined.

Sold a letter from Einstein about God for almost 3 million dollars

Sometimes successfully, sometimes not. In short I think making the other points is tactically advantageous. They are important because they demonstrate that the argument is bad at several different levels, providing additional evidence that people who tender this argument are ignorant, mislead or disingenuous.

Penguins preceded and survived the K-T extinction event. After all, we have no need for dishonesty, intentional or otherwise, to support our case and our cause. The earliest occurrence is, as far as I can tell, EarliestGoogleIndex, And the Catra people to whom I gladly belong, and whose thinking I have a deep affinity for, have no different quality for me than all other people.

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