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Copyright 2003 Phil King

and the rational mind is a faithful servant.

We have created a society
that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift."

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

-- Albert Einstein

Born March 14th, 1879 at 11:30 AM in Ulm, Germany
Died: 18 April 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Playing the violin, Einstein took a life-long interest in the arts.

Children Who Study Music Are Smarter than children who don't, and the longer children study music the smarter they get. Click for your reward.

After he had achieved international fame, his violin became a kind of trademark. Pictures of Einstein and his Violin

Einstein's Brain Unlocks Some Mysteries Of The Mind by JON HAMILTON
In the 55 years since Albert Einstein's death, many scientists have tried to figure out what made him so smart. But no one tried harder than a pathologist named Thomas Harvey, who lost his job and his reputation in a quest to unlock the secrets of Einstein's genius. Harvey never found the answer. But through an unlikely sequence of events, his search helped transform our understanding of how the brain works.
In The Name Of Science
How that happened is a bizarre story that involves a dead genius, a stolen brain, a rogue scientist and a crazy idea that turned out not to be so crazy. The genius, Einstein, died April 18, 1955 at Princeton Hospital in Princeton, N.J. Within hours, the quiet town was swarming with reporters and scientific luminaries, and people who simply wanted to be near the great man one last time, says Michael Paterniti, a writer who did a lot of research on the events of that day. "It was like the death of the prophet," Paterniti says. "And so it got a little bit crazy." Things got especially crazy for Thomas Harvey, who performed the autopsy on Einstein. During the procedure, he removed the brain to examine it, which is routine. But instead of placing the brain back in the skull, Harvey put it in a jar of formaldehyde, Paterniti says."And out of that complete, sort of melee of the moment, he made off with the brain, and it was under somewhat dubious circumstances," Paterniti says.

Einstein's Eyes

My mother told me it was Joan Piowsky Wohl's sister Nona Piwosky Levin Abrams first husband Dr. Levin who had Einsteins eyes in a glass jar, but I don't know how he got them.

Dr. Hausdoerffer

Einstein 08:02 Dr. Hausdoerffer, now ninety-four, meets Dr. Einstein back in 1954.

Einstein Part Two 03:59 Bill continues talking about his visit with Albert Einstein

Bill concludes his story about Albert Einstein - Hilarious

Einstein Resources

Rule of 72

The compound interest rule of 72 was discovered by Albert Einstein. Referring to compound interest, Albert Einstein is quoted as saying: “It is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.”
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) called the compound interest rule of 72 the 8th Wonder of the World - It can work for you, or against you. When you invest it works for you. When you borrow it works against you! Remember: 72 divided by the interest percentage is the number of years it takes to double.
HOW IT WORKS: How to determine the number of years it will take for your investment or debt to double in value. Your goal is to have compound interest work for you and not against you.

Divide the number 72 by the percentage rate you are paying on your debt, or earning on your investment.Example:

Credit Card Debt:
You borrowed $1,000, who is charging you 6% interest. 72 divided by 6 is 12. That makes 12 the number of years it would take for your credit card debt to double to $2,000 if you did not make any payments.

Saving - Making Money with your Money:
You have a savings account with $500 deposited in it. It earns 4% interest from the bank. 72 divided by 4 is 18. It will take 18 years for your $500 to double to $1,000 if you don't make any deposits.

More than one hundred biographies and monographs of Einstein have been published, yet not one of them mentions the name Paul Robeson, let alone Einstein's friendship with him, or the name W. E. B. Du Bois, let alone Einstein's support for him. Nor does one find in any of these works any reference to the Civil Rights Congress whose campaigns Einstein actively supported. Finally, nowhere in all the ocean of published Einsteinia -- anthologies, bibliographies, biographies, summaries, articles, videotapes, calendars, posters and postcards -- will one find even an islet of information about Einstein's visits and ties to the people in Princeton's African American community around the street called Witherspoon.
One explanation for this historical amnesia is that Einstein's biographers and others who shape our official memories, felt that some of his 'controversial' friends, such as Robeson, and activities, such as co-chairing the antilynching campaign, might somehow tarnish Einstein as an American icon. That icon, sanctified by Time magazine when it dubbed Einstein the 'Person of the Century,' is a myth, albeit a marvelous myth. In fact, as myths go, Einstein's is hard to beat. The world's most brilliant scientist is also a kindly, lovably bumbling, grandfather figure: Professor Genius combined with Dr. Feelgood! Opinion-molders, looking down from their ivory towers, may have concluded that such an appealing icon will help the great unwashed public feel good about science, about history, about America. Why spoil such a beautiful image with stories about racism, or for that matter with any of Einstein's political activism? Politics, they argue, is ugly, making teeth grind and fists clench, so why splash politics over Einstein's icon? Why drag a somber rain-cloud across a bright blue sky? Einstein might reply, with a wink, that without rain-clouds life would be very, very short. Or he might simply say that a bright blue sky is a fairy tale in today's war-weary world.
Yet, despite Einstein's clear intention to make his politics public -- especially his anti-lynching and other antiracist activities -- the history-molders have seemed embarrassed to do so. Or nervous. 'I had to think about my Board,' a museum curator (who doesn't want his name used even today) said, explaining why he had omitted some of the scientist's political statements from the major exhibition celebrating Einstein's one hundredth birthday in 1979.
When it came to how to handle Einstein's ashes or his house on Mercer Street, everyone involved meticulously adhered to his wishes. But when it involved his ideas, and especially his concerns about what he called America's 'worst disease,' the fact that Einstein wanted his views made as public as possible seems to have slipped past his historians.
Readers may judge for themselves how much of this oversight is due to forgetting and how much may be due to other motives (including, perhaps, disagreement with Einstein's point of view). It is not so much the motive for the omission, but the consequence that concerns us. Americans and the millions of Einstein's fans around the world are left unaware that Einstein was an outspoken, passionate, committed anti-racist. 'It is certain -- indeed painfully obvious -- that racism has permeated US history both as idea and practice,' as the historian Herbert Aptheker states. 'Nevertheless,' he adds, 'It always has faced significant challenge.'
Racism in America depends for its survival in large part on the smothering of anti-racist voices, especially when those voices come from popular and widely respected individuals -- like Albert Einstein. This book, then, aspires to be part of a grand un-smothering.

Some People think the Einstein took his ideas from Blavatsky.

The Secret Doctrine Blavatsky's masterwork on theosophy, covering cosmic, planetary, and human evolution, as well as science, religion, and mythology. Based on the Stanzas of Dzyan, with corroborating testimony from over 1,200 sources. Originally published 1888. Theosophical University Press electronic version ISBN 1-55700-124-3 (print version also available). Due to current limitations in the ASCII character set, and for ease in searching, no diacritical marks appear in this electronic version of the text. This edition was corrected against the facsimile edition of 1888.