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Text on Button Common Sense Needs Constant Reappraisal Albert Einstein
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Black text over a blue background. In between the text is a head photograph of Einstein with his tongue sticking out. 

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The famous picture seen here by photographer Arther Sasse shows Albert Einstein on his 72nd birthday in 1951, sticking his tongue out. It depicts the physicist in a lighthearted manner and became one of Einstein’s personal favorites. 

Einstein developed his special theory of relativity based on his research into the connections between space and time. His theories around relatively and space/time challenged scientists and "common sense". In response, Einstein pointed out that common sense was nothing more than a bunch of prejudices laid down in our minds prior to the age of eighteen. He also went on to say that common sense needs constant reappraisal. 


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Hamer, A. (2019, August 01). What’s the story behind that wacky Eistein tongue photo? Discovery. https://www.discovery.com/science/Story-Behind-That-Wacky-Einstein-Tongue-Photo

Quoteresearch. (2014, April 29). Common sense quote. Quote Investigator. 


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