“Einstein may have said something about bees, but I don’t know about it if he did.”
Things aren’t looking good for the Einstein bee quote, y’all.
On another note, three respected news outlets included the Einstein quote without bothering to check with any Einstein experts on its validity: Der Speigel, The Telegraph, and The Independent. It took me literally five minutes to give Mr. Isaacson a chance to shoot it down. It’s just another case of people not doing their fact checking.
[Update 25 April:] Snopes is now on the case. I’m standing down.