Einstein and Religion, by Max Jammer

As a symbol of scientific genius, Albert Einstein the public icon has had as great an effect on 20th-century thought as his theories have had on modern science. Einstein is famous not only because he developed a new theory of gravity, but also because he was a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany and a pacifist who nevertheless felt compelled to write the fateful letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt advocating research into making an atomic bomb.

 

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