Great News! Psychiatrist Walter E. Jacobson, M.D., clinician, motivational speaker and best-selling author of “Forgive To Win!” has just published his second book, “Einstein’s Cosmic Journey – A Biographical Fantasy of Quantum Proportions.”
Here’s the brief storyline: Albert Einstein, 76 years old, frustrated and near death, having obsessively attempted and failed for 40 years to discover a Unified Field Theory, and filled with guilt and remorse over personal choices he made in his life, invents a device which folds time and space, bringing him face to face with his 40 year old self, who, along with psychoanalyst Carl Jung and quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli, helps him to resolve his conflicts and solve the mathematical puzzle that has been plaguing him for decades.
Here are some excerpts from the book:
“There are risks, Professor. If anything were to happen to you…”
“Please. I am an old corpse with a lifetime of questions. I absolve you of any responsibility.”
Robertson pauses a moment. “There is someone.”
“I think the minute I finalize my Unified Field Theory, you’re going to be on the phone with your Pentagon pals in Washington, figuring out some way to turn my work into new weapons of destruction.”
Einstein shakes his head sadly. “A Nazi propagandist once said, ‘The great masses of people will more easily fall victim to a great lie than to a small one.’ And so history repeats itself. And the majority of fools remain invincible.”
“You don’t understand, Elsa. I’ve got a gaping hole in my Relativity Theory! If I don’t make a breakthrough, I’ll go crazy!”
“The objects of human efforts — possessions, outward success, luxuries — have always seemed contemptible to me. I am convinced that no wealth in the world can help move humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. Can you imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the moneybags of Carnegie? No. Money only appeals to selfishness, and irresistibly invites abuse. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds.”
“I still work incessantly on my scientific pursuits. And I am more certain than ever that Quantum Mechanics is incomplete. I maintain that the Unified Field Theory will not only incorporate all the forces of nature into one unified law, but will also provide the basis for a new interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.”
“It saddens me that I cannot sing the praises of scientific progress,” Einstein begins. “It has brought such little happiness. In war it has enabled men to mutilate one another more efficiently. And in peace it has enslaved man to the machine. If one wants one’s life to be useful to mankind, it is not enough that one understand applied science as such. Scientists should direct their efforts toward those discoveries most beneficial to humanity.”
“No! There must be some underlying clockwork that keeps the universe running and only gives the appearance of uncertainty and unpredictability at the sub-atomic level. God does not play dice with the universe!”
This is a very unique story. An amalgam of fact and fiction. A glimpse into the life and mind of a great scientist and a great humanitarian. Albert Einstein influenced our lives in profound ways. Discover here the layers of his genius.
Now available in paperback at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615773818