Doors closed to Einstein

02 November 2006


Sir, - Simon Parke ( Comment, 7 October) is quite wrong when he says that Einstein worked a 48-hour week at a Swiss patent office, "but kept up with his hobbies. . . his most famous hobby was producing papers on subjects like relativity."

This suggests he was an exceptionally good (or lucky) amateur; in fact, Einstein worked at the patents office because of endemic, systematic, and institutionalised anti-Semitism.

As in physics, so elsewhere: sometimes things aren't quite as they seem - there may be unseen causes and dark forces at work.
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