D O C S . 3 3 6 , 3 3 7 M A R C H 1 9 2 0 2 8 3 and everyone there regularly and am very thankful that you all have made this pos- sible for me in such a nice way.[15] My wife just tells me that the violin should be finished on time, after all. So, I will certainly bring one of them along. The second will have its turn next time, then. One really feels thrown back into the stagecoach days, except that the quaint cozi- ness (as we tend to embellish it) does not develop, not here, at least! The postman is my archenemy I cannot shake myself loose from his slavery thus is the fame contrived by newspaper reporters.[16] Some of what he brings along is quite de- lightful, but only the smallest portion of it. Warm greetings to you, your wife, the little children, Aunt and van Aardenne,[17] from your Einstein. Best regards from my wife. 336. To Michael Polányi Berlin, 1 March 1920 Dear Colleague, I have not given any thought to consequences of the deformability of diatomic molecules, because I do not consider the relevant Bohr models correct, and because specific heat at higher temperatures as well as optical behavior in the ultrared seem to prove sufficiently the approximate rigidity. Considerations of the kind indicated by you can therefore probably only reveal the uselessness of the associated models.[1] In asking you please to excuse the brevity of this reply of mine due to overwork, I am, with greetings, your colleague. 337. To Max Born [Berlin,] 3 March 1920 Dear Born, Advising about that is difficult. Wherever you are, theoretical physics will sim- ply thrive for no second Born exists in Germany right now. So the question is merely where it is more pleasant for all of you. If I imagine myself in that position,
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