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Einstein Was Asked How It Felt to Be the Smartest Man Alive and He Replied That They Would Have to Ask Nikola Tesla

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Puts on your high teaching all the blame.”

Fragments of Olympian Gossip ~ Poem by Nikola Tesla late 1920’s

Now, that poem was just the beginning of his open dislike of the world’s greatest scientific mind. He followed it up with a piece in the New York Times in 1935.

a beggar wrapped in purple whom ignorant people take for a king” and “a mass of error and deceptive ideas violently opposed to the teachings of great men of science of the past and even to common sense… the theory wraps all these errors and fallacies and clothes them in magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors…. its exponents are very brilliant men, but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists. Not a single one of the relativity propositions has been proved.”

Nikola Tesla ~ Discussing Einstein with The New York Times, 1935

By golly, he didn’t hold back, did he? You can see that there was very little admiration towards Einstein from Tesla, but it went both ways. While far from being as openly critical of Tesla as Tesla was of him, Einstein refrained from open admiration of his accomplishments. When Tesla on the cover of Time magazine in 1931 Einstein was asked for a quote.

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