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#366001 - 02/07/12 09:23 PM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: tomtuttle]
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#366024 - 02/08/12 10:00 AM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: pmbuko]
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#366028 - 02/08/12 10:37 AM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: BrenR]
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Well done, well done! lol
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#366051 - 02/08/12 12:19 PM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: pmbuko]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko


According to Dr. Google, he is at least accredited with it, however with further investigation, William Bruce Cameron wrote that quote in a book of his in 1963 and has been quoted and cited by others, who in turn give credit to Cameron's book. So on and so forth.

The "original" image is fake either way. Albert Einstein wrote a lot larger than that...


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#366059 - 02/08/12 02:11 PM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: nickbuol]
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That's a famous photo (to old people like me). The orig has a 4 letter equation on the board, R-something = O-something. It's likely from the early years after his permanent move to the US in 1933.

If Cameron gets the credit, his 1963 book is 8 years after Einy's death, so who was there to agrue?

WhyTH am I being serious?
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#366064 - 02/08/12 02:54 PM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: obsi]
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But it's a better story with Einstein. Whatever. Truth no matter who coined it.
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#366112 - 02/09/12 11:41 AM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
But it's a better story with Einstein. Whatever. Truth no matter who coined it.


Truly, Tom, everything is better with Einstein.
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#366114 - 02/09/12 11:52 AM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: obsi]
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And Bacon.
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#366116 - 02/09/12 12:13 PM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Buy Einstein Brand Bacon! It's fully cooked and you've already eaten it!
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#366156 - 02/09/12 08:49 PM Re: what's with the low axiom numbers? [Re: BobKay]
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Mmmm, bacon wrapped Einstein spam. No need to feed your deer cabbage any more.
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