EINSTEIN

COMMENTARY ARCHIVES, 1 Mar 2010

Dietrich Fischer

    Albert Einstein and some friends visited Niels Bohr in Copenhagen.  They saw a horseshoe hanging on his door and teased him, "Are you superstitious?  Do you really believe that this brings you good luck?"  "Of course not," he teased back, "but I have heard that it even helps people who don’t believe in it."

    Someone asked Albert Einstein how he was able to make so many fundamental scientific discoveries.  He explained that children have a natural curiosity to ask questions about everything in the world around them, and most people lose that curiosity as they grow up.  He said he never lost his childish curiosity.

 

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