Einstein Speaks

Einstein, in this talk, a reading of his essay, describes the entanglement of language and thinking. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Einstein’s speaking voice before.

The concepts and language of science, conceived…

… In solitude, and yet in cooperative effort as regards the final effect, …created the spiritual tools for the technical revolutions which have transformed the life of mankind in the last centuries. [This] system of concepts has served as a guide in the bewildering chaos of perceptions so that we learned to grasp general truths from particular observations.

I remember hearing a scientist saying one of the greatest mysteries, not only in mathematics, but in all science, is why mathematics, an invention of mankind, so accurately describes the real world.

The arts, the sciences: bridges spanning all human consciousness.