Over the last few years, there’s been an often mentioned quote supposedly from Einstein about being asked about being the smartest man alive. It goes like this. einstein was asked how it felt to be the smartest man alive to which he replied, I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Nikola Tesla. Now, that certainly appears to be a rather humble reply, but is it true? We believe not.
Over recent years Nikola Tesla has started to gain a cult following online. Many of his discoveries have been touted as revolutionary breakthroughs, and he is often regarded as having been cheated of credit for many of them. He has gained somewhat of an underdog status. But we’re not here to discuss his greatness or intelligence, well, to some degree anyway. We’re here to discuss the supposed quote from Einstein.
So why do we believe that it is indeed false? There are several reasons for it, principle among them being a complete and total lack of proof.
Since the moment Einstein’s theory of relativity was proven to be true he gained celebrity status. He was followed, admired and listened to all around the world and wherever he went. He was like a true rock star of the time. However, the adoration didn’t come from everywhere, and many in the scientific community openly opposed his theory of relativity, which has now become universally accepted as scientific fact. Among those to openly disagree was Nikola Tesla. In fact, he quite disliked Einstein.
Now a long haired crank, Einstein by name,