"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life,
lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading
the individual towards freedom."
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
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He said it all...as usual, what a guy.
 -- leo livingston, Daytona Beach... in the sun.     
     -- Jennifer Randive, Dubai      
    Albert was brilliant but not correct when it comes to religion[s]. And everybody knows exactly what I mean.
     -- Dougmcr8, Springfield, VA     
    the things that created by men are to ennoble man's life, i think so.
     -- Dorothy, Xi'an     
    Right again. If we have a eyes to see we will note in amazement that this statement is true. It is individuals seeking power over others and glory that bring good organzations down. who turn groups of people into selfish, self serving problem causing clans.
     -- w dornth, arizona     
    The unanswered question: WHICH TREE? "The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground -- trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil ... but the Lord God warned Adam, 'You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden -- except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.'" For his intellect, Einstein is without peer. On matters of faith, however, he would leave a discussion in frustration. The wisdom of man must be seen to be believed; the wisdom of God must be believed to be seen.
     -- Ron Forberg, Decatur, GA     
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    Grand insight from a grand thinker. (And no insight from those whose comments seem to indicate a belief that there is but one path to enlightenment...)
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    All of man's noble pursuits are liberating.
     -- Mark, Northfield, MN     
    Life is a process of discovery spanning eons -- that includes religion. The study of science is to ask 'how'. The study of religion is to ask 'why'. Art is simply expression -- no 'answer' required. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Science is not the ultimate voice of truth. There are some intangible things in which people must believe if we are to avoid a chaotic society. Science cannot show us a molecule of duty or an atom of justice. There are no freedom, hope, or love particles. God is the embodiment of all of these intangible ideas and religion is man's attempt to decipher the mind of God so that we can come to a common definition of what justice, duty, freedom, hope, and love are. Art is the outward projection of an individual's feelings and perceptions that are very much dependent on these intangible ideas and whether they are operating as they should.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    I doubt that he was speaking of what we palm off as art and science today. So I have to believe he was speaking of true art and science. What we have today as art often is nothing but degenerate. What many call science is nothing but pure propaganda.
     -- warren, olathe     
    You left out religion, warren. Much of what we call religion is nothing more than opportunistic power lust, but fortunately real and honest religion, science, and art still exist in this world.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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