to LaRouche PAC's Einstein page! As a continuation of our educational program on the history of science and human thought, we present here a few nuggets on Einstein's personality, his method of thinking, and his theories. Our "narrow path" has led us primarily through Kepler, Fermat, Leibniz, Gauss, and Riemann; all representing a higher potential of man's creativity, who contributed to distinct up-shifts in human knowledge. Our mission in presenting such material is to provide an example of how a mind overcomes the variable and false nature of the senses to discover true invariant principles. In reliving these ideas for one's self, each person gets a chance to become acquainted with what separates them from an animal, their own innate creativity. These mental exercises are not only intended to improve one's knowledge in history, science, and culture, but are intended to help one's understanding generally in economics, politics, and beyond. You will find several links to our pages on E=mc2, Einstein and his violin, and a page with a collection of shorter articles and presentations dealing with Einstein's mind. Below is our featured presentation.
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The Genius of Albert Einstein (full length film on Einstein's early life, personality, and the Theory of Special Relativity.)
E=mc2, the most famous equation, is rarely understood, and therefore little appreciated. This concise equation, presented by Einstein in a little more than three pages, opened up a new age in science and technology, and radically changed the reigning philosophy of science. On this page we offer an article going through Einstein's discovery, an interview with Bruce Director, describing the scientific and philosophical fight that existed during the time of Einstein's work, and a lecture given on the personality required which Einstein had to make this break through.
by Shawna Halevy. A paper on Einstein's E=mc2 and it's implications for the upward growth of the human species. In this article we aim to demystify E=mc², to draw out the more profound implications of the discovery itself, and show a short snippet of mankind's evolution up to the point of the discovery of E=mc². More importantly, we intend to show the invariant scientific method that exists throughout the history of man that allowed for the many discoveries which led up to the finding of the equivalence of mass and energy, to show that this scientific method, the use of the creative imagination, is what allows man to create its future in the lawful breaking of previous trends.
As an accompaniment to Shawna Halevy's paper on Einstein and E=mc2 we have an interview with historian of science, Bruce Director. Instead of an end of history, we see from this brief description of our recent past an never ending upward evolution of mankind's thoughts and powers. Looking in one direction all the different discoveries of man appear as discrete events, but looking in retrospect they are seen as subsuming each other in a continuous stream of progress.
Surprisingly, Albert Einstein, someone universally recognized as a scientific genius, credits classical music with much importance for his ability to do scientific work. If this is true, with the current level of culture, the severe cuts to the arts, and the lack of creative beauty in music today, is it any wonder why we have not had an Einstein or the type of scientific revolutions that he produced since his death?
Humanity is in an upheaval. This revolt is not simply against current political systems or economic policies, but is an existential reevaluation of all of humanity's closely held beliefs, including the nature of man, his purpose in life, and his relationship to the future of the universe. The crisis has forced the interest of the people, yet the education to answer the question of our identity and economic future, is dangerously missing. LaRouche PAC has taken responsibility in providing leadership to the population, in laying out viable economic solutions; but more important than giving guidelines in the steps of a recovery, is addressing what holds people back from generating new conceptions that could save them from collapse. The problem is a pop cult (short for popular culture) mentality of mass entertainment which limits and determines what and how people think, dissolving the individual into a mob. In times such as these, it's not only humanity's financial system which holds society back, but more deeply, it's the culture which we decides to cling to. We must choose, along with a revolution in our economic state, to found a better culture for the future of mankind.
With this in mind we have prepared several articles and interviews exploring classical culture, both past and present.
An Interview with Phil Rubinstein in front of Einstein's house in Princeton, on the subject of science and economics in relation to Einstein's intellectual fights.