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Shortforbob

How a love of sailing helped Einstein explain the universe

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And a surfer, too...

 

Just listen to the Buffet song almost by the same name.

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Maybe he expected space/time to curve around the reefs & obstructions.

It doesn't really surprise me. My father was brilliant in his prime - PhD in microbiology - but he would invariably load winches counterclockwise even after decades of sailing on a lot of different boats.

Academics & scholars live in their heads and are very frequently lost or at least at a disadvantage in the real world.

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32 minutes ago, Varan said:

Is that boat an mc2?

Varan all I could find was it was called the Tinef, or Tinnef? and was a 15 footer. So he named boat things in Jewish not using equations.

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Friends also gave him a much more substantial boat for his 50th birthday in 1929. Unfortunately, it was seized by the Nazis after he left for America and he couldn't get it back. Lines and other information are here:

http://www.einstein-website.de/z_biography/tuemmler-e.html

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On 11/24/2017 at 10:12 PM, SloopJonB said:

Maybe he expected space/time to curve around the reefs & obstructions.

It doesn't really surprise me. My father was brilliant in his prime - PhD in microbiology - but he would invariably load winches counterclockwise even after decades of sailing on a lot of different boats.

Academics & scholars live in their heads and are very frequently lost or at least at a disadvantage in the real world.

We must have had the same father. All the same tendencies, PhD from Harvard, lived inside academia and was at the same disadvantage in the real world.

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