I’m not an atheist

Albert Einstein:

Nobel Prize in Physics, 1921

“I’m not an atheist and I do not think he can call me a pantheist. We are in the same situation as a child who enters a huge library filled with books written in many languages. The child knows that someone must have written those books. He does not know how. Does not understand the languages in which they were written. The child darkly senses a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books, but does not know what is. Such is, it seems to me, the attitude of even the most intelligent of human beings before God. We see a wonderfully ordered universe and subject to certain laws. Our limited minds intuit the mysterious force that moves the constellations”.

“What really infuriates me is that (the atheists) cite me to reinforce their thesis”.

My religiosity consists in a humble admiration towards the infinitely superior spirit that is revealed in the slight details that we are able to perceive with our fragile and weak minds. That deeply moved conviction the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, constitutes my idea of God … Let the devil worry if the priests take advantage of this.”

Albert Einstein
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1921
(Ulm, Germany, 1879 – Princeton, USA, 1955)
Nationality: Kingdom of Wurtemberg (1879-1896), stateless (1896-1901), Swiss (1901-1955), Austro-Hungarian Empire (1911-1912), Kingdom of Prussia (1914-1918), Free State of Prussia (1918-1933) ), Weimar Republic (since 1920) and the United States (1940-1955)
Theoretical physicist, philosopher of science, inventor, science writer, pedagogue, university professor (since 1909), professor, physicist and nonfiction writer See and modify the data in Wikidata
Alma mater: Federal Polytechnic School of Zurich (Bachelor of Science)
Luitpold-Gymnasium, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau (Matura), University of Zurich (doctoral thesis)
Education: Carolina University, University of Leiden, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (1902-1909), University of Bern (1908-1909), University of Zurich (1909-1911), Karl-Ferdinands-Universität (1911-1912), Federal Polytechnic School of Zurich (1912-1914), Humboldt University of Berlin (1914-1933), Prussian Academy of Sciences (1914-1933), Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1916-1918), Kaiser Wilhelm Society (1917-1933), Princeton University (1933-1955)
Notable works: special relativity, general relativity, Brownian motion and photoelectric effect
Member of: Royal Society, Prussian Academy of Sciences, German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina, National Academy of Lynxes, American Philosophical Society, Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Göttingen, French Academy of Sciences, Royal Academy of the Sciences of Sweden, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Netherlands, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences
Distinctions: Order of Merit of Sciences and Arts, Benjamin Franklin Medal, Pour le Mérite, New Jersey Hall of Fame, Honorary Doctor of the University of Geneva, Barnard, Medal for Meritorious Service to Science (1920), Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), Matteucci Medal (1921), Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1926), Max Planck Medal (1929), Jules Janssen Award (1931), Josiah Willard Gibbs, Lectureship (1934) , Franklin Medal (1935), Honorary Doctor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1949)
Source of personal information: Wikipedia

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