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For the last 6 or 7 years I taught, Einstein was referred to as my dad by my students. It was result of a quick answer I gave to a student when he asked about an Einstein poster in the classroom. I commented it was my dad and justified it by saying he had wild hair, facial foliage, and eccentric behaviour. I have always been drawn to Einstein’s view of the world blending spirituality with science. They are totally compatibly.

Dr Bill Wooten

“The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties – this knowledge, this feeling that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men.” ~ Albert Einstein

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. Das Foto ist gut.
    Freundliche Grüße, Wolfgang

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  2. I like to say, the beginning of wisdom is awe. It would seem that Einstein gives evidence. It is also a beautiful picture. Thank you.

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  3. In the beginning, wasn’t it all studied as one, interconnected thing? You know…Socrates and all? I think the devolvement of the arts and sciences (and maths) into separate subjects, is like studying the body in parts, or the globe in continents. It’s all one. (still specialization is needed)

    But sshhh. I am prolly full of ****…:)

    You always make me think! Einstein decided there was a God in the end, i think…:)

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    • No, you are not. You are actually right. When we fragment the world, it is denies a broad, holistic view that is needed. I think Einstein did come to terms with the God in some form at some point in his life.

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