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signa11 · 2018-03-05 · Original thread
> Einstein’s predictions, during a solar eclipse in 1919—was asked if it was really true that only three people in the world understood the theory, he said nothing. “Don’t be so modest, Eddington!” his questioner said. “On the contrary,” Eddington replied. “I’m just wondering who the third might be.”

for another side of eddington, see 'empire of the stars' [https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Stars-Obsession-Friendship-Bet...] quite a fun read, i picked it up on a whim, and could not just put it down over the course of a 8hr train ride :)

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