Tuesday, April 18, 2006

In Memoriam: Albert Einstein

On this date in 1955, Albert Einstein died, having been born in 1879.

I wish I could remember when I first encountered Einstein. I do recall that, in 1965, at age 13, I had my local Tulsa library branch inter-library loan to me a book on relativity from the Oklahoma State Library, so it must have been in 1963 or 1964.

Beyond the science, two fine points Einstein shared with me.

First. One of the main insights of relativity theory is the difference in perspective from an object at rest and an object in motion. From this I derived the implacable method of considering every ethical situation from every angle, before making a decision and acting upon it. (The trajectory of reasoning is left to the student as an exercise. Bless you, Mr. McCray.)

Second. His relentless humanism for humanity, the Atomic Bomb letter to FDR not withstanding.

1 Comments:

Blogger RtR said...

...First. One of the main insights of relativity theory is the difference in perspective from an object at rest and an object in motion. From this I derived the implacable method of considering every ethical situation from every angle, before making a decision and acting upon it...

Brother...that kind of thinkin' will grease your personal chute into Satan's domain. I learned this truth in the conservative, fundamentalist, incipient moral majority church of my high school youth. Situational Ethics is what I believe that kind of avoidance of God's immutable laws is called. And that East Coast, ivory towered shill for Lucifer, Paul Tillich is the hell spawn dressed in theologian's robes who made a concerted effort to sway the righteous from the true path by spewing forth a license to God's errant children for for rampant immorality.

The log ride to the infernal tropics markedly accelerates when passing the secular humanism sign post. For the uninitiated, secular humanism is atheism dressed up in so called liberal theology. As God teaches us, he who is not for us is agin us. Therefore since secular humanists are atheists, and since liberal Christians are secular humanists and since atheists are not for God, then liberal Christians are against God and therefore must represent the antichrist who is now walking amongst us as the prior inescapable logic has just proved.

And don't let anybody try to tell you differently neither! QED

Now then folks, if you can't smell brimstone coming off your monitor, it has definitely been too long and my Gantry has gone stale.

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