EINSTEIN - DID HE MEAN HOW... OR WHY?

Created: Friday, 18 February 2011 Written by Walt Woolley
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" I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know his thoughts; the rest are details."
Albert Einstein

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Reading this pithy quote I became momentarily confused.

In the first sentence Albert says "I want to know how". But doesn't the rest of the quote suggest that he really wanted to know why and not how?