Friday, April 11, 2008

“Einstein’s Jewish Science”


Tue, Apr 15, 2008 7 pm
Business Conference Center
Lake Charles, LA

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was referred to as “Jewish science” by sympathizers of Adolf Hitler. Sure, the Nazis were evil, but, in this case, could it be that they were right? It depends, of course, on what you mean by the phrase “Jewish science.” When the question is viewed through the lenses of Einstein’s views concerning science, religion, and politics, the answer may be surprising. Discussion is encouraged.

Dr. Gimbel holds a doctorate in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and is a professor of philosophy at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Defending Einstein, Rene Descartes: The Search for Certainty, and edits “The Grateful Dead and Philosophy.” He has also written articles on issues of sportsmanship in the Kasparov/Deep Blue chess match, the geometry of M.C. Escher’s artwork, and comparing the environmental ethics of the German and American Nazi Parties. His special approach to teaching ethics in a fashion designed to encourage open-minded, but rigorous discussion is featured in the “Journal of Thought.”

Free admission

10 comments:

Steve Gimbel said...

Free admission...and worth every penny

Hanno said...

Actually, its over-priced. But come anyway.

Rob said...

What level of nerdiness am I on that I'm looking forward to hearing him?

jfinnell said...

I would have to say a pretty high one.

Anonymous said...

Does Jewish science utilize remainders as refunds?

Steve Gimbel said...

"Actually, its over-priced. But come anyway."

How much do you get for not rehearsing?

You couldn't afford it.

Anonymous said...

steve smells like steak and eggs. i like that.

-mike

Hanno said...

You see, if we dont rehearse, we don't play, and if we dont play, that runs into real money.

Anonymous said...

It was worth the trip. Of course, it's like ten minutes for me...

jfinnell said...

An excellent talk!