Einstein:the man the mythological

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In summary, the conversation discussed the value and impact of Einstein's work, acknowledging its role in the development of nuclear weapons. However, the morality and consequences of this development is still up for debate. It was also mentioned that other scientists, such as Fermi and Joliot-Curie, were involved in the creation of nuclear weapons. The conversation ended with the acknowledgement that while it may have ended wars, it has also caused significant civilian deaths and fear of potential destruction.
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i was just saying to the others here repeatedly, how great and valuable Einsteins work is.
 
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But don't forget that Einsteins work lead to the development of nuclear weapons.Whether that is valuable and great is open to debate.
 
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Dadface said:
But don't forget that Einsteins work lead to the development of nuclear weapons.

No, that was Fermi and Joliot-Curie.

Dadface said:
Whether that is valuable and great is open to debate.

Yes, certainly. It ended a war and has kept major powers from warring, but at the cost of massive civilian deaths and fear of apocalypse.
 
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Based on the lack of a statement of purpose or direction from the OP. I believe the thread is answered.
 

Related to Einstein:the man the mythological

1) Who was Albert Einstein?

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who is widely considered one of the most influential scientists in modern history. He is most famous for his theory of relativity and his equation E=mc^2.

2) What is the mythological significance of Einstein?

Einstein has become a mythological figure in popular culture due to his iconic image as a disheveled genius and his groundbreaking scientific theories. He is often portrayed as a symbol of intelligence, curiosity, and creativity.

3) What were Einstein's major contributions to science?

Einstein's major contributions include his theory of relativity, which revolutionized our understanding of space and time, and his work on the photoelectric effect, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. He also made significant contributions to the development of quantum mechanics.

4) Was Einstein only a theoretical physicist?

No, Einstein also made important contributions to other fields such as cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy. He was a prolific writer and thinker, and his ideas have had a lasting impact on many areas of science and philosophy.

5) What is the legacy of Einstein?

Einstein's legacy is far-reaching and continues to influence our understanding of the universe. His theories have been confirmed by numerous experiments and have led to practical applications such as nuclear power and GPS technology. He also inspired future generations of scientists and remains a symbol of curiosity, imagination, and perseverance.

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