Was Einstein any good at D.I.Y?

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Was Einstein any good at D.I.Y?
« on: 18/09/2011 01:48:53 »
Just to satisfy my curiosity does anyone happen to know if Einstein was a specialist or a generalist.  Could he have been autistic?
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Was Einstein any good at D.I.Y?
« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2011 07:12:18 »
I think he liked to sail his boat. (I've no idea if that helps.)
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Was Einstein any good at D.I.Y?
« Reply #2 on: 18/09/2011 20:57:21 »
I am guessing that he must have been quite practical with his hands as well as his brain.  I did not know he liked to sail, interesting....
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« Reply #3 on: 21/09/2011 09:36:37 »
Einstein was also, apparently, quite an accomplished violinist. This would necessarily involve the manual dexterity for fine manipulations and odd jobs, but not necessarily for heavy carpentry and the like.
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Re: Was Einstein any good at D.I.Y?
« Reply #4 on: 21/12/2011 23:13:37 »
Just to satisfy my curiosity does anyone happen to know if Einstein was a specialist or a generalist.  Could he have been autistic?

Einstein was said to be dyslexic but that was not proven by his biographers. He was not autistic

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« Reply #5 on: 22/12/2011 14:51:03 »
He designed a refrigeration system that could save people from the potentially lethal leaks that sometimes occurred in units of the time. He was, unfortunately, quite the ladies man for a time. I would say that he had a wide skill set.