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To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness.In this sense, and in this sense only, I am a devoutly religious man." -- Einstein, “What I Believe,” originally written in 1930 and recorded for the German League for Human Rights.does anyone know if this is truly a quote by Einstein or if it is in fact by Hans Selye like here I heard it was misatributed to einstein possibly due to it being an unatributed quote in The world as I see it i could remember the book i read that in.But in this context it is being used as a tool to model the real world; mathematicians study math for its own sake.Mathematicians with a predominant interest in the mathematics of physics are generally called "mathematical physicists".Therefore, I've changed it back, and also took the liberty to move the quote to the verified section.Regarding the bit about Einstein being a Mathematician, being well versed in Mathematics does not make one a mathematician.
If the current version comes from an even better source, can someone tell me what it is?
As you probably are neither a physicist nor a mathematician, let me let you know: there is a certain about of (friendly) rivalry between the two disciplines, and mathematicians and physicists both often resent being misappropriated.
Einstein was a physicist, and a good one, but he was not a mathematician. It could possibly be argued, however, that he is an applied mathematician -- because he took mathematics and applied it to create a new type of science. -- xsistor The sentence that reads: These quotes are pretty disorganized right now.
There is no evidence that he even tinkered in Math for its own sake.
Heck, the math in his papers wasn't even much more advanced than linear algebra, PDEs and tensor algebra, all things that I studied as an undergrad, and none of them new mathematically -- he relied heavily on Reimannian geometry and Differential topology concepts, none of them new when his paper was published, and certainly none authored by him.