Radio: Einstein in Half an Hour

Most popularizers of science operate on the hopeful theory that anything, no matter how complex, can be reduced to terms a layman can understand. Radio hardly ever bothers to try.

Last week it did. Radio rushed in where such popular angels as Sir Arthur Eddington and Sir James Jeans have tried to tread: to explain the Einstein theory of relativity. It also tried to make the instruction painless—and all in one half hour's time.

The audacious pioneer of this experiment is the University of Chicago, which has tried the trick before, with The Human Adventure...

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