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Monday, January 2, 2006

Monday January 2, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:25 PM

Then a Miracle Occurs

  The New York Times on Sunday,
  New Year’s Day, 2006,
  by John Horgan–
 “Einstein Has Left the Building“–

“Down the hall from my office, Albert Einstein’s electric-haired visage beams from a poster for the ‘World Year of Physics 2005.’ The poster celebrates the centennial of the ‘miraculous year’ when a young patent clerk in Bern, Switzerland, revolutionized physics with five papers on relativity, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. ‘Help make 2005 another Miraculous Year!’ the poster exclaims…. As 2005 wound down with no miracles in sight, the poster took on an increasingly poignant cast, like a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker….”

From a debate:

KERRY: “I’m going to be a president who believes in science.”

KERRY: “I’m a Catholic – raised a Catholic. I was an altar boy. Religion has been a huge part of my life, helped lead me through a war, leads me today.”

BUSH: “Trying to decipher that.”

Horgan quotes Einstein:

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Click on “religion” in this quote to find out what Einstein really meant.

Here’s a bumper sticker for Horgan:

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More from Horgan’s New Year’s Day sermon:

“We revere [Einstein] not only as a scientific genius but also as a moral and even spiritual sage….”

“What you mean ‘we,’ blue man?”
— The Red States

2 Comments

  1. Wasn’t it Isaac Asimov who said, “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”

    Yeah.

    Comment by BlueCollarGoddess — Tuesday, January 3, 2006 @ 9:07 AM

  2. Wait, perhaps I should have said, “Gravity Sucks”.

    Yeah.

    Comment by BlueCollarGoddess — Tuesday, January 3, 2006 @ 9:15 AM

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