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  • Albert Einstein handwritten letter to top sale at RR Auction?
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    Paul Fraser
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Albert Einstein handwritten letter to top sale at RR Auction?

A handwritten, signed letter by Albert Einstein is among the top lots in RR Auction's current sale, which closes later today.

Bidding on the lot, which dates to 1925, stands at $55,542.

Einstein autograph letter
Einstein wrote the letter to Italian engineer Giovanni Giorgi in 1925

It's written in Italian to engineer Giovanni Giorgi, and offers an incredible insight into Einstein's thoughts on God and relativity.

He writes: "I agree with your opinion on the fact that the movement of an ether with a [mathematical expression] so high is particularly impossible. God created the world with more intelligence and elegance. You right to compare with Miller's works, the laws of aberration.

"The theory of Stokes-Planck is very artificial and can not—in my opinion—explain this law of aberration. I would be very curious to know the real cause of the Miller's phenomenon. I do not doubt the validity of the theory of relativity."

The auction house comments: "Each and every sentence contains a revelatory turn and could be expounded upon at length within the context of Einstein's life and work.

"Although he did not believe in a personal deity, Einstein was not averse to speaking of God in a scientific context when discussing differing interpretations of quantum physics."

Another Einstein letter, expounding on his belief that faith in God is "childish", sold for $404,000 in 2004. 

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • AlbertEinsteinhandwrittenletter