Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Einstein Once Said....

Albert Einstein once said:
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

Einstein also had this to say:
“Computers, working together, may one day generate facts out of thin air.”

It's pretty amazing how one can create or fabricate, for that matter, a myth or fact simply by attributing it to Einstein, right? The bee quote I mentioned above is making its rounds out in the world is a perfect example of this.

Well, I call this BS! Einstein knew a lot about the universe, after all, this dude was a physics guru. He rightfully & definitely earned his place in science with his theories of relativity and a bunch of other stuff that 'brainiacs' get involved in. However, Einstein didn't know jackcrap about bees, and I’ve got a crisp twenty to anyone who can prove otherwise.

If you do a Google search on “Einstein bees", one gets 893,000+ results as of today. It’s true that things on the Internet sometimes take on a life of their own. In this case, the myth apparently first took shape & form in the so-called 'mainstream media'. From that point forward, it was echoed everywhere in the news which spread like wildfire - both in print and online.

Nothing can take the place of having the ability to think for oneself. It's still your personal responsibility to judge whether or not information is accurate, no matter which source it came from! Period! Do your research before thinking it's fact!

Don’t be seduced by the buzz!


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