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Submission + - Einstein's notorious bee declaration untrue

gelfmag writes: "In all of the hullabaloo generated by the recent honeybee disappearance, one continuously-cited fact has been completely overlooked by the press — it wasn't Albert Einstein who predicted mankind's demise within 4 years of a bee extinction. Gelf Magazine recently published a story on the infamous, ominous quote about honeybees wrongly attributed to the immortal physicist:



Einstein was not, however, an alien visitor, nor a professional basketball player, nor president of the United States. Nor a biologist. Nor an entomologist. Nor an ecologist. Nor a beekeeper. Roni Grosz, curator of the Albert Einstein Archives of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, tells Gelf, "There is no proof of Einstein ever having said or written it." While Grosz notes that it is extremely difficult to disprove a quote, he "could not remember even one reference to bees in Einstein's writings."
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