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    Only those who realize the immense efforts and, above all, the
    devotion which pioneer work in theoretical science demands, can grasp the
    strength of the emotion out of which alone such work, remote as it is from
    the immediate realities of life, can issue. What a deep conviction of the
    rationality of the universe and what a yearning to understand, were it but a
    feeble reflection of the mind revealed in this world, Kepler and Newton must
    have had to enable them to spend years of solitary labour in disentangling
    the principles of celestial mechanics! Those whose acquaintance with
    scientific research is derived chiefly from its practical results easily
    develop a completely false notion of the mentality of the men who,
    surrounded by a sceptical world, have shown the way to those like-minded
    with themselves, scattered through the earth and the centuries. Only one who
    has devoted his life to similar ends can have a vivid realization of what
    has inspired these men and given them the strength to remain true to their
    purpose in spite of countless failures. It is cosmic religious feeling that
    gives a man strength of this sort. A contemporary has said, not unjustly,
    that in this materialistic age of ours the serious scientific workers are
    the only profoundly religious people.


    ***


    The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
    fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
    He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is
    as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. It was the experience of
    mystery--even if mixed with fear--that engendered religion. A knowledge of
    the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the
    profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to
    our reason in their most elementary forms--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. I cannot conceive of a God who
    rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we
    are conscious in ourselves.


    ***



    Academic chairs are many, but wise and noble teachers are few;
    lecture-rooms are numerous and large, but the number of young people who
    genuinely thirst after truth and justice is small. Nature scatters her
    common wares with a lavish hand, but the choice sort she produces but
    seldom. We all know that, so why complain? Was it not ever thus and will it
    not ever thus remain? Certainly, and one must take what Nature gives as one
    finds it.



    Albert Einstein.
    The world as I see it

  • #2
    Only those who realize the immense efforts and, above all, the
    devotion which pioneer work in theoretical science demands, can grasp the
    strength of the emotion out of which alone such work, remote as it is from
    the immediate realities of life, can issue. What a deep conviction of the
    rationality of the universe and what a yearning to understand, were it but a
    feeble reflection of the mind revealed in this world, Kepler and Newton must
    have had to enable them to spend years of solitary labour in disentangling
    the principles of celestial mechanics! Those whose acquaintance with
    scientific research is derived chiefly from its practical results easily
    develop a completely false notion of the mentality of the men who,
    surrounded by a sceptical world, have shown the way to those like-minded
    with themselves, scattered through the earth and the centuries. Only one who
    has devoted his life to similar ends can have a vivid realization of what
    has inspired these men and given them the strength to remain true to their
    purpose in spite of countless failures. It is cosmic religious feeling that
    gives a man strength of this sort. A contemporary has said, not unjustly,
    that in this materialistic age of ours the serious scientific workers are
    the only profoundly religious people.


    ***


    The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
    fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
    He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is
    as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. It was the experience of
    mystery--even if mixed with fear--that engendered religion. A knowledge of
    the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the
    profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to
    our reason in their most elementary forms--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. I cannot conceive of a God who
    rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we
    are conscious in ourselves.


    ***



    Academic chairs are many, but wise and noble teachers are few;
    lecture-rooms are numerous and large, but the number of young people who
    genuinely thirst after truth and justice is small. Nature scatters her
    common wares with a lavish hand, but the choice sort she produces but
    seldom. We all know that, so why complain? Was it not ever thus and will it
    not ever thus remain? Certainly, and one must take what Nature gives as one
    finds it.



    Albert Einstein.
    The world as I see it

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    • #3
      ONLY TEN PEOPLE REVIEWED AND ZERO REPLIES !

      TALK TO ME OF SCIENCE !!!

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      • #4
        What a ****sterhead !

        Look, baby, I don't get paid to prove you wrong on this site.
        I am only toying with you and everybody else here, and at that I play as a GENIUS, showing that even in the most relaxed mode I can take you all and still make you look like ****sterheads

        But if I really put ALL I'VE GOT into it, you better stop arguing with me before I even start

        I notice you say a lot of things, some are true but most are false claims.

        It takes time and effort to point out to every single claim you make, to show how really foolish ayour overall arguing methods are , but WHY do you think am I going to waste my time doing it?

        Have a nice time !

        BTW, you could be a nice person and that what matters above all.

        Should I face you on fair grounds and argue with you on merits and for a worthy cause - no doubt in my mind I could take you on as a byrd would devour a butterfly


        Have fun for now and don't speak foolish words.


        IE

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        • #5
          Альберт жжёт.
          Прочь сомненья.

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          • #6
            What is that supposed to mean?? I AM a nice person.
            I wholeheartedly would want to believe you

            How about me being a nurse and you the wounded soldier coming back from Iraq..
            Hm.. I did apply for Army, I have no idea if they will accept me but if they do I could well be in Iraq sometime in near future.
            Should I come back from there wounded, I would get Hero's welcome back here and am afraid there would be way too many nurses lined up to take care of me so am not sure if you could reach your turn before I got completely healed

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            • #7
              NO early PD for you - I must follow the rules !!!
              I've already compiled the list of two hundred nurses whom I put there before I even knew that you exist

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              • #8
                Stud ???
                You are underestimating me - I am a SUPER-STUD !!!

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                • #9
                  Now you start showing some objectivity !

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                  • #10
                    Рыбьята, вам пора сношаться.

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                    • #11
                      Ни фига себе, чтoб я мой драгоценнейший ХУЙ - само произведение Искусcтва !!! - воткнул в какую-то Богом забытую дырку???!!!

                      НЕ ДОЖДЕТЕСЬ !!!

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                      • #12
                        Compare the spirit which animated the youth in our universities a
                        hundred years ago with that prevailing to-day. They had faith in the
                        amelioration of human society, respect for every honest opinion, the
                        tolerance for which our classics had lived and fought.

                        .....To-day also there is an urge towards social progress, towards tolerance
                        and freedom of thought, towards a larger political unity, which we to-day
                        call Europe. But the students at our universities have ceased as completely
                        as their teachers to enshrine the hopes and ideals of the nation. Anyone who
                        looks at our times coolly and dispassionately must admit this.


                        Albert Einstein
                        The world as I see it

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                        • #13
                          Those are the words of Albert Einstein

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                          • #14
                            Obviously Einstein was smart enough to speak for himself - I just quote him, u-person !

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                            • #15
                              Spasiba Lerka pridurok... Mne nasrat', chto ty dumaesh'
                              BECAUSE EL REY SAYS SO

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