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system. As good as Mach was as a mechanician, he was a deplorable philosopher.
His shortsightedness about science led him to reject the existence of atoms. It is
probable that if Mach were still living today, he would have changed his mind. I do,
however, insist on saying that I am in complete agreement with Mach regarding one
point—that concepts can change.
132. From Oswald Veblen
[Princeton,] 6 April 1922
Dear Professor Einstein,
Thanks very much for your letter about Mr.
Thomas.[1]
He expects to leave for
Germany early in June and to stay until September when he will return to this coun-
try for a few months and then come back once more to Germany. I hope that you
will find him a satisfactory student. He will at least be thoroughly familiar with
your work on Relativity.
Your manuscript arrived considerably later than your letter, but I finally received
it and turned it over to Professor
Adams.[2]
The Princeton University Press is taking
the steps necessary for its publication.
With best greetings to yourself and Mrs. Einstein, I am, sincerely yours,
Oswald Veblen.
Translator’s note: Original written in English.
133. From Paul Winteler
Florence, Sanat. via Montughi 5, 6 April 1922
[Not selected for translation.]
134. To Elsa Einstein
[Paris,] 9
[8][1]
April 1922
Dear Else,
All went brilliantly well. Yesterday was the last discussion session and yesterday
evening, a festive dinner with all my fellow
colleagues.[2]
You can hardly imagine
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