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Einstein to Scientific American in 1950:

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“This article [regarding general relativity]…is not quite easy to grasp. I should, therefore, not be astonished if you find it unsuited for publication.”

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For the whole remembrance of this by S. A. use A. D. S.’s DOOR.

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   “Having transformed physics and philosophy, the most famous scientist of all time still struggled to expand his general theory of relativity. When submitting his 1950 article about that to Scientific American, he writes, ‘The article is somewhat long and not quite easy to grasp. I should, therefore, not be astonished if you find it unsuited for publication.’ “

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   [From the December 2015 issue of Scientific American.]