ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879-1955)
formulated theory of general relativity in 1905
'In all countries power lies in the hands of ambitious power-hungry men. This is true whether the political system is dictatorial or democratic. Power relies not only on coercion, but on subtle persuasion and deception through the educational system and the media of public information. One can only hope there are enough people the world over who possess the integrity to resist these evil influences. What is important is that individuals have the honesty and courage to stand up for their convictions.
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theyve got his brain sitting in a jar
could it be weve
gone just a little too far?
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Einsteins Brain was the second song I recorded as The Brink, again at Rick Chapmans in June of 1985. Einstein had always been one of my heroes, and I was quite disturbed when I was reading in a science magazine one day that scientists had asked him if they could study his brain after he died, and he told them no. But they somehow talked his son into giving them the brain. It was pretty macabre. And it was funny that Einsteins brain wasnt really any different from an ordinary brain, not larger, not more enfolded, nothing. All they could find was that he had more glial cells, which are a kind of support cell for the neurons. This song, like Infotoxin, relates to the Reagan-era nuclear madness and the push for weapons in space, as well as to a materialistic world-view in general.
EINSTEINS BRAIN (song lyric)
Now, Albert Einstein was a man of whom I like to think,
A brilliant mind, alas, but mine was taken to the brink
When I saw in a magazine just the other day
That his brain now cubed and pickled is safely tucked away
In the office
of some scientist in central
For this cruel gesture to have transpired is a more than minor flaw!
Oh! Theyve got his brain sitting in a jar!
Could it be weve gone just a little too far?
As the neurosurgeon screams for more
Thus quoth the Reagan Nevermore!
From the satellites the lasers play
God! Theres got to be another way!
Oh, Id like to hear the story his neocortex tells,
All theyve learned, it seems, is that he had a few more glial cells.
Now, Im no neurosurgeon but I certainly DO know,
That if you want to understand, then use YOUR brain to grow.
The LIVING mind is where its at, attuned to love and light;
Awake, my friends, were near the end, you cannot flee the fight!
Now, Einsteins brain sitting in a jar
is symbolic of a world thats gone too far,
Towards extremes of consumption and obsession
With matter could you call it material possession?
Oh, his theories of relativity
showed us were all really energy,
He rode in his mind on beams of light
if we learn to do it then we just might
Transcend our current global nightmare show
Were ALL on the human team, you know?
then again from his work came the atom bomb
oh, we cant turn back now but can we last long?