Ask A Genius 524 – Einstein’s Great Misfortune
July 25, 2019
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was Einstein’s great misfortune?
Rick Rosner: He got the U.S. going on the atomic bomb and wrote the letter to F.D.R. Leo Szilard. “We have to beat them to the bomb.” Now, we, and a bunch of other people, have the bombs. It has been dropped twice. 200,000 or more people died.
Now, it is sad that his theory leads to this. People prompted to think, “Hey, we can make a bomb out of that.” Einstein was not a violent man, not an asshole. Although, he did like to bang, but he did not do that much extracurricular banging.
He, at least, went out of his not trying to not be perceived as being a prick, but he got associated with one of the nastiest weapons ever to exist.
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