Einstein on bees, revisited

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 30 02:50:20 UTC 2012

Bonnie Taylor-Blake wrote
> Back in 2007 I asked the group about a then-circulating belief that
> Einstein had made the following pronouncement about bees.
> "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would
> only have four years of life left.  No more bees, no more pollination,
> no more plants, no more animals, no more man."
> At the time I hadn't been able to push this (mis)attribution back to a
> date earlier than 1994 [1].  Here's an update. ...

Fascinating and impressive research! Thanks Bonnie


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