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Albert Einstein

Physicist, Icon of the 20th Century

Albert Einstein made several major breakthroughs in physics, including the special and general theories of relativity. His theories were and remain highly counterintuitive, sweeping away common assumptions about space and time.
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Albert Einstein's Opinions

Agree
I love you [wrote Albert Einstein in a letter to Elsa Einstein, his cousin and (second) wife to be].
01 Jan 1912    Source


God

Disagree
I see only with deep regret that God punishes so many of His children for their numerous stupidities, for which only He Himself can be held responsible; in my opinion, only His nonexistence could excuse Him.
02 Jan 1915    Source


Neutral
I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals himself in the lawful harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.
24 Apr 1921    Source

Disagree
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. These subtilised interpretations are highly manifold according to their nature and have almost nothing to do with the original text. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.
03 Jan 1954    Source


Agree
Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.
26 Feb 1925    Source

Mostly Disagree
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.
19 Apr 1955    Source


Disagree
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
01 Jan 1931    Source


Mostly Agree
Nobody, certainly, will deny that the idea of the existence of an omnipotent, just, and omnibeneficent personal God is able to accord man solace, help, and guidance [...but...] the further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
01 Jan 1941    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Albert Einstein and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Albert Einstein's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Napoleon Bonaparte
Emperor of France
87% agreement / 2 opinions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Oprah Winfrey
Talk Show Host
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Hamish Spencer
Professor of Biology
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

L. Ron Hubbard
Founder of Scientology
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
62% agreement / 2 opinions

James Randi
Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Skeptic
62% agreement / 2 opinions

Paul Johnson
Writer
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Andrew Newberg
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Religion
75% agreement / 1 opinions

In-Between
Mostly Disagree
Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
37% agreement / 2 opinions

Steven Weinberg
Nobel Laureate in Physics
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Elton John
Musician, Pop Icon
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Bill Maher
Political T.V. Host, Comedian
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Andrew Sullivan
Journalist, Author
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Ann Cryer
Politician, UK
0% agreement / 1 opinions

C.S. Lewis
Author, Professor of Literature
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Edward Ingram
Writer
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Osama Bin Laden
Former Leader of Al Qaeda
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Albert Einstein's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Albert Einstein typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Is God just?
Medium Mostly Agree Does religion encourage good behavior?
Low Disagree Is creativity overrated?

Projected Opinions

Albert Einstein's projected opinions are opinions Albert Einstein is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
Medium Disagree Does God exist?
Low Agree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Low Disagree Is truth relative?
Low Neutral Have aliens from outer space visited Earth?
Low Agree Is self-deception a fault?
Low Mostly Disagree Are our enemies innately evil?