Did Einstein write: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”?
Albert Einstein actually wrote:
“People like us, who believe in physics, know the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, albeit a stubborn one.”
That quote has itself been a recurrent one, but, as a very accomplished acquaintance of mine, Tom McFarlane, has written:
“There is no source for that, because Einstein didn’t say it. It is not consistent with his views. For Einstein, reality is what is true, not what is illusory.Continue reading