Let­ter doubt­ing God auc­tioned

Swazi Observer - - NEWS - AFP

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.

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