Albert Einstein


Albert Einstein was a vegetarian Scientist
Birthday: March 14, 1879
Birthplace: Germany
For information see: IVU


Albert Einstein is one of the most famous figures in history. He was a scientist known for his formula, E=MC(2).

Einstein was a vegetarian during the last year of his life, although he had supported the idea for a long time. In a letter to Max Kariel he said, "I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience," and soon after became a vegetarian.

Enstein's famous quote, "Nothing will benefit health or increase chances of survival on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."



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adam95
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Posted on 05 / 18 / 2008
No Wonder he is so SMART, he doesn't eat meat.
Alkaline200
Alkaline200
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Posted on 07 / 03 / 2008
deary me and people still argue against vegetarianism - what idiots people can be! He\'s a genius!! Do people forget that??
hd1lady
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Posted on 10 / 14 / 2008
Hi all - Although I would LOVE to believe this, I've researched Einstein for many years. He was not a vegan or vegetarian until later on in life when he took ill. Then he decided a plant based diet would be best for his health. I have not found ANY information on him being vegan though, ever. Sorry -just thought the info here should be correct. Tina Volpe
JMazz05
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Posted on 01 / 19 / 2009
Yeah, your right, he did support vegetarianism though, and said that it would be the single best thing that humanity can do for survival on earth. Joe
AshPaz
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Posted on 10 / 30 / 2009
well, he's still a smart guy we gotta give him some credit!
G squared
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Posted on 12 / 28 / 2009
this shows that he was human despite and because of his genius. it is possible to advocate a vegan or vegetarian diet but still give in to temptation. maybe he needed to visit farms or read The Jungle.
Florin
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Posted on 02 / 20 / 2014
@hd1lady The terms vegetarian and vegan were one and the same at some point: Lacto-ovo-vegetarian is not vegetarian, because vegetarian=vegan. Therefore, Einstein might have been vegetarian->vegan. However, even if he wasn't vegan, and just "vegetarian", what he did and said about it still represents a big support. :)

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