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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:50 PM

Einstein's advice to Marie Curie on dealing with trolls: "Don't read that hogwash"





more:
https://twitter.com/DrFunkySpoon/status/540899313899933698

At the time, Curie was putting up with a lot of ridiculous criticism. Despite winning a Nobel Prize for her pioneering work on radioactivity, in January 1911, her bid for a seat in the French Academy of Sciences had been rejected, likely in part because she was a woman and atheist, and perhaps also due to rumors that she was Jewish a problem in an anti-Semitic, Dreyfuss affair-era France.

And what Einstein's referring to in this letter is that soon after that, news came out that Curie, a widow, was having an affair with a physicist named Paul Langevin. He was married, but estranged from his wife but critics said that Curie had tarnished the name of her deceased husband Pierre Curie.

In response to all this, Einstein praised Curie's work, and offered some time-tested advice for dealing with trolls. He preferred the evocative term "reptiles," but his succinct advice from a century ago still holds true today: "don't read that hogwash."

via:
http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/12/6/7342171/trolls-einstein-curie

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 11:08 AM

1. Aptly put. I should post this in response

I should post this in response to this amusing video lamenting the existence of trolls

When will the average person realize that most people are not only not well-intentioned, but actively unjust in their dealings with others? The only way to be positive is to engage in positive resistance.

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Mon Dec 8, 2014, 11:24 AM

2. Great advice, Einstein.. Don't Read that Hogwash! Gotta love Einstein.. mahalo kpete

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 12:19 PM

4. back at you Cha

happy holidays too


and of course,
peace, and love and John Lennon,
kp

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Response to kpete (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 12:33 PM

5. Peace Love and John Lennon, kpete~

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 11:32 AM

3. I'm not sure that the Langevin affair was ever positively verified

But she was vilified nonetheless.

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