That Fishy Saying of Einstein…

Einstein

There are two interesting things about the above Einstein meme that has been doing the rounds. The first is that there’s absolutely no evidence that I can find that Albert Einstein ever said the words attributed to him; that’s also true for the vast majority of Einstein quotes, in fact.

The other interesting thing (and I risk being labelled a pedant here) is that there are species of fish, such as the Mangrove Rivulus, that really are able to climb trees…

4 Responses to “That Fishy Saying of Einstein…”

  1. Probably the best source of genuine Einstein quotes is The Ultimate Quotable Einstein (http://www.popularscience.co.uk/?p=904) – and, indeed, this quote does not appear in it.

  2. In that case it would be Einstein that was stupid (in zoological terms)

  3. Peter – celebrate the fact that you’re a pedant 🙂

  4. Oh, and I should add that Einstein was wrong on another count. There really are some stupid people. Michael Gove springs to mind……

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