On Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle

The power of human destructiveness

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“It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man”
-Albert Einstein

The dangers of Plutonium-239 pale to the boundless capacity of human beings to turn it into pure destruction.

On Understanding Nature

Nature is sublime, and we do not need to always understand it.

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“Nature conceals her secrets because she is sublime, not because she is a trickster.”
-Albert Einstein

Nature doesn’t need our understanding, as much as it needs our respect.

On the Formula for Success

“If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.”
-Albert Einstein

Work hard, have fun, and remember it’s usually best to listen instead of talk.

On the Definition of Infinity

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
– Albert Einstein

Even the faintest and furthest star, resting at the very edge of the universe, implies a boundary. What knows no bounds is the depth to which the folly of Man can reach.