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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-22-06 05:08 AM
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86. So they had an imperfect marriage?
What the hell does that have to do with anything? It's not like they're the first, or the last, to have marital troubles.

Though I suppose it's as compelling as some of the other 'evidence' you've compiled to bolster your belief that we've been giving credit to the wrong Einstein. Sure, it's possible (at the least, it's likely she contributed in some way, if only in terms of being a sounding board or proofing his drafts of the papers), and there's no denying that women have been relegated to the background in science (and everything else) in the past, but when a rather incredible claim is made it takes more than evidence from one source, and more than circumstantial stretches, to make it stick. Especially when that source has a transparent agenda, as you also seem to have. Too many people have spent too much time delving into the details of Al's life and work for me to just buy this theory of yours, and that makes me neither misogynistic nor intellectually dishonest but rational.

You'd perhaps be more effective in advancing this hypothesis, by the way, if you weren't so strident and so quick to label those with dissenting opinions -- some vastly more informed than mine -- as misogynists or otherwise Vassals Of The Man. Knee-jerk reactions like that tend to put people off, not least because they're both baseless and indicative of a terminally closed mind.
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