Letter doubting God auctioned
NEW YORK – A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein in which the physicist doubts the existence of God was auctioned on Tuesday for $2.89m. It was a record for an Einstein letter and far surpassed its estimated value of $1-1.5m, Christie's said. A 1939 letter in which Einstein warned then-president Franklin D. Roosevelt about Germany's atom bomb preparations was auctioned for $2.1m in 2002. In the letter sold on Tuesday, dated 1954 and written in German to philosopher Eric Gutkind, Einstein said he did not believe in God.