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Subject:Re: How about Asimov? From:John Holland <uunet!robcad!john -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET> Date:Tue, 10 Jan 1995 11:45:40 +0200
Some years ago I read an anecdote about Asimov which I still
remember, if somewhat vaguely. I may even have the schools
wrong, but at any rate, here is what I remember:
When the Superman comic strip first appeared, some students at
Harvard sent a sample to Einstein and requested that he comment
on Superman's ability to fly at twice the speed of light. Einstein
replied that according to his theory of relativity, such a speed
Some students at Yale sent to Asimov the comic strip and Einstein's
comment. Asimov replied: Einstein's statement is in the realm of
theory; Superman's speed is in the realm of fact.
Does anyone have a source for that anecdote?--if one exists!