How I See The World Albert Einstein (PBS)


A nice documentary to see Albert Einstein in a geopolitical context.

This documentary drives forward the notion of the uncomfortable role Albert Einstein has inherited through the publication of his theories and the politic developments of his time. There is also another interesting documentar called “Einstein’s Big Idea” revolving around the formula E=mc2 and using a historic perspective picturing Einstein as a person to stand on the shoulders of many that came before him. Hence applauding him for the ingenuity to integrate thoughts and findings of his time and not putting him on a unreachable mental pedestal while having him grasps those ideas out of an unexplainable thin air of genius. No doubt that Einstein literally changed the world but he couldn’t have done so without the ideas of many other thinkers and scientists that came before him and who’s ideas are now sometimes falsely attributed to Einstein himself.

Update: The documentary was taken down. I found another source on youtube and relinked it from there.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).
Definition from Wikipedia – Albert Einstein

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