Friday, April 07, 2006

Intelligent Design: Ungodly idea.

(Hat Tip my son Alex)

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A beautiful synopsis of a great thinkers's approach to science and torah.


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  2. Thanks. You are a good teacher. Now I have to remember this!

  3. See the follow up article by Rabbi Saul Berman.,7340,L-3238307,00.html

  4. See the follow up article by Rabbi Saul Berman.,7340,L-3238307,00.html

  5. My Rabbi said it well, "The Torah is not a science book!" Gd could have done it anyway he wished. How many lines does the Torah dedicate to creation? Not many. However I find it fascinating that until very recent most of the world thought the world had always existed. In fact there is a famous Ramban and Parshas Bo in which he speaks about the two world views. There are those who say the world has always existed (no Gd) and there are those who say there is a Gd but he is to busy to be involved with us. He could be describing our times as well. I find it fascinating that the big bang theory has demolished the idea that the universe has always existed. There are many other interesting correlation between science and religion. Nathan Aviezer wrote a book called "In the Beginning: Biblical Creation and Science" which shows many striking similarities between current science and religion.

    I think Robert Jastrow (a famous scientist) said it well:
    "This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians. They have always accepted the word of the Bible: In the beginning God created heaven and earth... [But] for the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; [and] as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries."
    quote taken from here