Whoever may still be sceptical whether knowledge of Albert Einstein’s behaviour can help our understanding of women can find no support from me. 😄
“Whoever may still be sceptical whether knowledge of animal behaviour can help our understanding of man can find no support from Freud.”
― John Bowlby, Attachment
People need to upgrade their Occam’s razors to Einstein’s lightsabers.
“Einstein understands as much about psychology as I do about physics, so we had a very pleasant talk.”
“If you wish to learn from the theoretical physicist anything about the methods which he uses, I would give you the following piece of advice: Don’t listen to his words, examine his achievements. For to the discoverer in that field, the constructions of his imagination appear so necessary and so natural that he is apt to treat them not as the creations of his thoughts but as given realities.”
— Albert Einstein In Herbert Spencer Lecture at Oxford (10 Jun 1933), ‘On the Methods of Theoretical Physics’. Printed in Philosophy of Science (Apr 1934), 1, No. 2, 163.
“Grosskurth (1986) reported that when Klein presented “A Study of Envy and Gratitude” for the first time at the Geneva Conference in 1955, Winnicott, “stunned, held his head in his hands, muttering, ‘Oh no, she can’t do this!’ ” (p. 414).”
"When we were in the car, quite suddenly, out of the blue, he said: “If only Melanie Klein had once, just once, said to me that she had learned something from Donald Winnicott, I would be satisfied.”"
"Donald Winnicott, who was always extremely respectful of Melanie Klein's work, could not stomach the notion of envy."
Introducing Melanie Klein A Graphic Guide
"green with envy
wishing very much that you had what someone else has:
When I heard about his new job I was green with envy."
Another example: Rachel was Green with envy when Ross invented the idea of 'being on a break'. 😄
“We shouldn’t be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.”
— Noam Chomsky
If Chomsky is a pencil and paper theoritician who would not now Jabba the Hutt etc, is Steven Pinker portraying himself a therotitican who knows how to theorize with lightsabers and computer screens?