Einstein once said James E. Tamage was the smartest man


jame_talmageeinsteinI first heard this rumor while serving a mission. The story I heard goes like this: Someone once asked Albert Einstein how it felt to be the smartest person alive and he said, “I don’t know, why don’t you ask James E. Talmage.”

There is no proof that Einstein ever said this. In fact, it is most likely that Einstein and Talmage never even met. There is no references in Talmage’s journals suggesting that he ever had the opportunity to meet with Einstein. There is also no known references to Talmage in any of Einstein’s papers. According to John R. Talmage, the son of James E. Talmage, as far as he knows, his father never met Albert Einstein and he is baffled as to how the rumor ever started.

Einstein called Tamage smartest man

2 thoughts on “Einstein called Tamage smartest man

  • April 30, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Maybe Einstein tried to read one of Talmages books and said “I don’t understand this. Who writes like that?”

  • October 16, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Your title should say Talmage, not Tamage.


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