Einstein as a Cultural Icon
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This paper examines what makes a scientist a cultural icon, beginning with Sir Isaac Newton and highlighting Albert Einstein. The paper further analyzes why Einstein became a cultural icon, noting the historical situation at the time and the impact of World War I.
From the Paper:"In the late 17th Century, Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest geniuses of all time, ushered in the Age of Enlightenment with his scientific work and methods. People began to believe that human intelligence would enable endless progress, so that humanity could achieve perfection and happiness. As the years went on after that, humanity's hopes were dashed, as it became apparent that human intellect could not compensate for, or prevent, man's inhumanity to man. By the early 20th century, people were witnessing the first great world war, and many must have despaired. However, Albert Einstein, a man whose stature rivaled that of Newton,..."
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