[Ads-l] USA Today Fact Check article on Einstein attributed quotation

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 28 19:19:13 UTC 2021

Cool!  What Einstein quote will they do next?


On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 1:11 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>

> Yesterday, the USA Today website published a fact check article about
> a quotation attributed to Einstein:
> Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb
> a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
> The reporter referred to Garson O’Toole's book "Hemingway Didn’t Say
> That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations," and the Quote
> Investigator website while debunking the attribution.
> Website: USA Today
> Title: Fact check: No, Albert Einstein did not say famous quote about
> fish climbing trees
> Author: Nayeli Lomeli
> Date: April 27, 2021
> https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/04/27/fact-check-einstein-never-said-quote-fish-climbing-trees/7384370002/
> Here is a link to the QI article:
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/04/06/fish-climb/
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