Tom Ligon wrote:The first thing to notice is that the letter from a German university to a German citizen is in English. That alone should send one looking for an article debunking it. This is the second time I've seen this surface on a forum I frequent.
How about the post stamp with Einstein himself?
As I mentioned in my original post post the letter is probably a fake even as translation , and it begin in English and the stamps it is an obvious fabrication.
I used it as an illustration of a true story though, and that was probably the intention of whomever made it.
I thought my point was obvious but it seems it was not so let me spell it out.
Different people have different opinions of an individual skill level, and it is ultimately the market that decides whether one's skills ore useful in any particular area. If you get a an engineering job and someone is willing to hire you and continue paying you money doing engineering then you are an engineer.
If you are good at memorizing and passing exams that result in an "Engineer" degree but are no good at engineering and nobody is willing to pay for your skills, or buy your products, then you are not an engineer.
Some people felt that the patent clerk Einstein did not have a proper education and was not qualified to be a Physicist.