Horizon: Season 41, Episode 11

Einstein's Equation of Life and Death (27 Jan. 2005)

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30 May 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This show is a two parter. It seems like completely different people did each part. The first was great, even if the dramatizations were a bit out of place, but it told the story of Einstein through a novel point of view: the one of the failed scientist.

Because yes, Einstein was a great physicist and he changed the way people view the Universe, but he spent the second half of his life trying to build a "Theory of Everything" that did not include Quantum physics. He tried so much mainly to disprove the quantum ideas that he disliked completely.

The second part, though, is a complete bust. E=Mc2 repeated over and over again, written with graffiti on walls and on posters, then a little bit about the atomic bomb, then a positive crappy thing like "We are all coming from E=Mc2" then the end. A complete waste of time.

It too presented Einstein as a failure, because he was fooled into convincing the US president to build the atomic bomb before the Germans, and the Germans surrendered before it could be completed on either side. Einstein considered the letter to the US president one of his greatest mistakes, as the bomb was used anyway, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Of course, that was war, not genocide.


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