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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 taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

6 responses »

  1. Das Foto ist gut.
    Freundliche Grüße, Wolfgang

  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.

  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…:)

    • 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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