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$3 Million bid for Einstein's God letter
« on: October 09, 2012, 11:36:23 pm »
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/auction-einstein-god-letter-opens-anonymous-3-million-022049592.html

An OPENING bid of 3 Million bucks was posted on Ebay for a letter Einstein wrote to Jewish philosopher Eric B. Gutkind in 1954. Far out of my price range, that's for sure....

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Re: $3 Million bid for Einstein's God letter
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 11:54:05 pm »
Okay, be honest: Who else thought it was about 'Einstein's letter to God'?
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Re: $3 Million bid for Einstein's God letter
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 04:33:01 am »
Okay, be honest: Who else thought it was about 'Einstein's letter to God'?

You got me there. I figured it might have been interesting. A letter written to god asking for some kind of explanation for all the weird stuff in the world.

Seems like a bit of a weird thing to auction though. Where did they get the letter and why on earth would it be worth 3Million other than because if has Einsteins name on it.

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Re: $3 Million bid for Einstein's God letter
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 01:51:19 pm »
That seems a pretty good reason by itself.

I could also see a dedicated millionaire (religious OR atheist) buying it to use for their respective causes. A religious fundie would probably hide it away or destroy it so as not to let it undermine the many stories floating around about Einstein being a staunch theist, while an atheist or even just someone dedicated to truth in history would try to make sure it was properly preserved.
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Re: $3 Million bid for Einstein's God letter
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 07:07:48 am »
That seems a pretty good reason by itself.

I could also see a dedicated millionaire (religious OR atheist) buying it to use for their respective causes. A religious fundie would probably hide it away or destroy it so as not to let it undermine the many stories floating around about Einstein being a staunch theist, while an atheist or even just someone dedicated to truth in history would try to make sure it was properly preserved.
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Re: $3 Million bid for Einstein's God letter
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 08:49:07 am »
Okay, be honest: Who else thought it was about 'Einstein's letter to God'?

I thought it was a paper disproving BibleGod.
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