Modern pop culture paints Einstein as a bushy-haired superthinker. His ideas, we’re told, were improbably far ahead of other scientists. He must have come from some other planet–maybe the same one Newton grew up on. We have all been fascinated by the genius, Albert Einstein. His theories and his philosophies made tremendous contributions to science as we have it today. Was Albert Einstein human? Let’s find out.
Background and Family Life
Not just an ordinary guy
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein
Einstein would write that two “wonders” deeply affected his early years. The first was his encounter with a compass at age five. He was mystified that invisible forces could deflect the needle. This would lead to a lifelong fascination with invisible forces. The second wonder came at age 12 when he discovered a book of geometry, which he devoured, calling it his “sacred little geometry book.”
Things to know about Albert Einstein
- Albert Einstein didn’t speak until three years of age and it took him several more years after that before he could speak fluently.
- In his early years, many people believed Einstein would never succeed at anything.
- Einstein applied to the Swiss Federal Institute of technology but failed the entrance exam and had to take it a second time before he was admitted to the school.
- It is said that he often forgot simple things such as making sure he put on his socks before shoes, and it is also told that he once misplaced his paycheck because he use it as a bookmark in his research.
- It was not until after one of Einstein’s first theories the special theory of relativity was published that the scientific community and the world truly recognised his great talents.
- Many scientists throughout the world ridiculed him and attacked his theories calling them worthless and useless, and even going as far as saying that Einstein does not have a logical mind.
- From his youth, Einstein had a habit of spending a lot of time away from his friends, family, and work, to do nothing but think.
Einstein didn’t fail math as a child.
It took Einstein nine years to get a job in academia.
The FBI spied on him for decades.
Einstein urged the building of the atomic bomb—and later became a proponent of nuclear disarmament.
He was asked to be president of Israel.
- Einstein won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921 at age 42.
Even though Einstein like most ordinary people had issues with relationships and his marriage suffered divorces and on many occasions cheated with other women, one can tell that Einstein’s had a beautiful mind which must have been a very busy and interesting place. Einstein was a genius and a blessing to mankind.
There are no indications that Einstein was an alien but as he described himself “he was a passionately curious person”. His contributions will never be forgotten and he’ll continue to remain an inspiration to those us who through our passion are on a journey to change the world.