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Thank you, JoshuaZ, for correcting the urban legend. Even most Christians concede Einstein's beliefs resembled a form of Deism. [[User:MountainDew|MountainDew]] 02:56, 5 March 2007 (EST)
"In 1905 he obtained his doctor's degree."
Good grief, this sentence sounds like something from a Junior High term paper.
:The article isn't locked is it Robrob? [[User:Learn together|Learn together]] 18:34, 30 July 2007 (EDT)
==Einstein's fame==
Not to mention the conservative bias :P --[[User:Trekie9001|trekie9001]] 18:17, 8 March 2007 (EST)
This article includes too much information on what Enstein DIDN'T do. It seems irrelevant to me. The part about E=MC2 should be outright removed, it includes no interesting information on EINSTEIN. [[User:Crucialwood|Crucialwood]] 01:12, 4 August 2009 (EDT)
== Picture ==
Are you sure that picture ain't too small?
[[User:BillyBoy|BillyBoy]] 14:14, 31 March 2007 (EDT)
==False attributions==
I do not agree with the E=mc2 edits. It suggests that there was something wrong with Poincare's derivation, and that Einstein's is now accepted. But that is not correct. Einstein's derivation was a crude approximation, and had errors. Maybe Planck's view is closer to the modern view, I don't know. But I don't see any justification for the current edit, and I plan to revert it. [[User:RSchlafly|RSchlafly]] 23:54, 13 September 2008 (EDT)
:The point has less to do with the formula itself than what it means, or how to explain it. Poincare didn't even agree with his own attempts to explain it. In fact, what you complain about makes it clear that Poincare's formula was mathematically the same as Einstein's. Maybe you misread it.[[User:Pluto|Pluto]] 13:55, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
:: What do you mean by "Poincare didn't even agree with his own attempts to explain it"? Can you prove that? That could be said of Einstein, as he published corrected derivations several times. [[User:RSchlafly|RSchlafly]] 16:52, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
:::Poincare tried out hypothetical explanations involving the aether, but wasn't convinced that such explanations were correct.[[User:Pluto|Pluto]] 17:27, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
:::: So you want to give Einstein more credit because he was more confident of his explanation? That does not make his explanation correct or first. Do you have any source to prove that Einstein's explanation was any better than either Poincare's or Planck's? [[User:RSchlafly|RSchlafly]] 18:14, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
:::::The current version correctly credits Poincare for the math. Poincare undoubtedly was a great physicist. However, few modern scientists believe in the aether, and even Poincare wasn't certain about this explanation.[[User:Pluto|Pluto]] 18:17, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
:::::: There are actually a lot of modern scientists who believe in the aether, in one form or another. But what difference does that make? Why would it matter whether Poincare was certain? [[User:RSchlafly|RSchlafly]] 12:31, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
I am doubtful about the Einstein quotes. Can we please have a source that says when and where Einstein said those things? Otherwise, I think that the quotes ought to be deleted. [[User:RSchlafly|RSchlafly]] 21:17, 21 June 2009 (EDT)
:I found out that the internet produces many quotes not attributed to the people who they proclaimed it came from. I was using brainyquote for awhile until RJJens en pointed out all the false quotes I had been including. To find out if a quote can be attributed to the person, RJ advised I go to Google Books. If the quote from a famous person is in multiple books on Google Books, that means it is researched accurate. If you find out differently, of course I would remove. --[[User:Jpatt|Jpatt]] 21:35, 21 June 2009 (EDT)
It seems to me that the section E=mc2 may be shading the truth towards the evolutionary perspective. I made an edit to correct this but do not wish to get into an edit war over the matter.
== Einstein's religious views ==
I think that Einstein had varying and/or non-simple views about the existence of God and/or the value of religion. I think the article needs to be upgraded concerning his religious views.
Maybe this article will help: [ Did Einstein Believe in God?].[[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 23:18, 6 January 2018 (EST)