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In 1952, Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of which country?


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I agree Heidi :))

:(( Joe, it was, I thought, very difficult.


No point on this one..on to the next one!! :))


Wise man, all right.


I agree he would also have given politicians a good name!


No true genius would dare get involved with politics. Einstein reaffirmed that notion.


That was fascinating Bonnie. Thanks so much. Einstein was a genius and not a narcissist. The polar opposite of he who’s name will not be mentioned. Voldemort. :-)


And the answer is................Israel

As a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the creator of the world’s most famous equation, Albert Einstein had an impressive resume. But there was one notable title he turned down: President of Israel.
Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, said that Einstein was “the greatest Jew alive.” So, upon Weizmann’s death on November 9, 1952, only one successor seemed a natural fit.
As such, the Embassy of Israel sent a letter to Einstein on November 17, officially offering him the presidency.
He would have to move to Israel, the letter said, but he wouldn’t have to worry about the job being a distraction from his other interests. It was just the presidency, after all.
“The Prime Minister assures me that in such circumstances complete facility and freedom to pursue your great scientific work would be afforded by a government and people who are fully conscious of the supreme significance of your labours,” Abba Ebban, an Israeli diplomat, wrote.
And despite Einstein’s old age — he was 73 at the time — he would have been a popular choice. For one, thing, as a German-born professor who found refuge in America during Hitler’s rise to power, he had been a long-time advocate for the establishment of a persecution-free sanctuary for the Jews.
“Zionism springs from an even deeper motive than Jewish suffering,” he is quoted as saying in a 1929 issue of the Manchester Guardian. “It is rooted in a Jewish spiritual tradition whose maintenance and development are for Jews the basis of their continued existence as a community.”
Furthermore, Einstein’s leadership in establishing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem suggested that he might be a willing candidate, and proponents thought his mathematics expertise would have been useful to the burgeoning state.
“He might even be able to work out the mathematics of our economy and make sense out of it,” one statistician said to TIME magazine.
However, Einstein turned the offer down, insisting that he — the man whose last name is synonymous with “genius” — was not qualified. He also cited old age, inexperience, and insufficient people skills as reasons why he wouldn’t be a good choice. (Imagine, someone turning down a presidency based on a lack of experience, old age, and an inability to deal properly with people.)
“All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official functions,” he wrote.
Though he was resolute in his decision, Einstein hoped it wouldn’t reflect badly on his relationship with the Jewish community – a connection he called his “strongest human bond.”


Well done Heidi :))

Troughs and peaks BB :))


This hasn't been the best quiz day for me, it hasn't been the worst either.


I looked it up. It was a lucky correct guess on my part.


Oh well. I don't know this one.

But I can make a guess from the date.


That is the mark of a good teacher :))


The true teacher looks for the spark of genius in each student and helps her/him develop it. Thanks, Bonnie. (Don't know the answer.)


Yes I think so too :))


Smart of him.


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(And he was wise enough to demur.)


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This is a true-life anecdote about Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity. After having propounded his famous theory, Albert Einstein would tour the various Universities in the United States, delivering lectures wherever he went. He was always accompanied by his faithful chauffeur (driver), Harry, who would attend each of these lectures while seated in the back row.

One fine day, after Einstein had finished a lecture and was coming out of the auditorium into his vehicle, Harry addressed him. He said, “Professor Einstein, I’ve heard your lecture on Relativity so many times that if I were ever given the opportunity, I would be able to deliver it to perfection myself!”

“Very well,” replied Einstein, “I’m going to Dartmouth next week. They don’t know me there. You can deliver the lecture as Einstein, and I’ll take your place as Harry!” And so it went to be. Harry delivered the lecture without a word out of place while Einstein sat in the back row playing “chauffeur” and enjoying a snooze for a change.

Just as Harry was descending from the podium, however, one of the research assistants intercepted him and began to ask him a question on the theory of relativity, one that involved a lot of complex calculations and equations.

Harry replied to the assistant, “The answer to this question is very simple! In fact, it’s so simple that I’m going to let my chauffeur answer it!”

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