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 Post subject: why einstein said this ?
PostPosted: 03 Mar 2010, 07:09 
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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." - Albert Einstein !



what is the point of this quote ?


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On the off chance that this isn't spam and is someone interested in the intricacies of english - the point of the quote was to say that any idiot can complicate an already complicated thing, but it takes a genius to make a complicated thing understandable to anyone.

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I think you're wrong. I would understand it to mean that anyone can improve on an idea whereas it takes true genius to come up with your own idea and stick with it.

But this is obviously spam who doesn't infact care about your answer, so rest easy in being wrong my friend, for noone has taken notice but me.

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ThePot wrote:
I think you're wrong. I would understand it to mean that anyone can improve on an idea whereas it takes true genius to come up with your own idea and stick with it.

But this is obviously spam who doesn't infact care about your answer, so rest easy in being wrong my friend, for noone has taken notice but me.


I will rest easy with the knowledge that there is no right or wrong in this case.

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mzziqztixl wrote:
On the off chance that this isn't spam and is someone interested in the intricacies of english - the point of the quote was to say that any idiot can complicate an already complicated thing, but it takes a genius to make a complicated thing understandable to anyone.

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 Post subject: Re: why einstein said this ?
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no set right answer but i like pots better sorry

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Put it in the context of being written after the invention of the atom bomb. Einstein saw harnessing nuclear power as something that could enhance our lives. He was heartwrenched when the government used his work to create Fat Man and Little Boy. Imagine fleeing Hitler only to watch his new host wantonly decimate a foreign race/culture.

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skroo wrote:
Put it in the context of being written after the invention of the atom bomb. Einstein saw harnessing nuclear power as something that could enhance our lives. He was heartwrenched when the government used his work to create Fat Man and Little Boy. Imagine fleeing Hitler only to watch his new host wantonly decimate a foreign race/culture.

Bingo! I was thinking the same thing.
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they would name them fat man and little boy wouldn't they :ugh:

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This place is starting to get too high brow for me... :(


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