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Does Evolution Contradict the Genesis Account?

The rabbi offers his take on the question of whether evolution and the Torah's creation account can be reconciled.

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Visitor Comments: 12

(10) Neil Hanson, February 17, 2017 10:26 PM

How big is our G-d?

If G-d can create everything in all the universes and do it perfectly, is He capable of creating our world in 6 days? Or does He have limited power? Not my G-d. How about yours?

(9) Linda Gerber, October 15, 2016 2:17 PM

I am no scientist but one of those searching for truth. I find in the Torah answers to questions which Big Bang believers are not able to explain. The Torah explains: 1) creation of life; 2)death; 3)creation of a 7 day week cycle;4) suffering and sickness;4) how something was created from nothing. Do atheists and evolutionists have an explanation as to why the breath of man cannot be contained in a bottle and be given back to man to prevent man from dying? Thank you Rabbi Tatz for straight answers to difficult questions.

(8) Shoshana-Jerusalem, July 10, 2016 1:38 PM

1- to Charles Hall 2-recomended reading

1- I think that the rabbi was referring to animals or people, not wheat.

2- recommended reading: Google "Old-New World" on aish.com

(7) Yosef Romano, July 10, 2016 4:41 AM

The rabbi quotes midrashim, but doesn't say which ones. Also didn't explain how the persons the Tora describes as Adam and Eve are explained according to his theory. I mean to say that if he agrees that there were a bunch of people or humanoids running around, then, who were Adam and Eve. The Tora is extremely clear about them, and takes them as real people , just two of them in the garden.

AH, July 12, 2016 3:27 AM

"a bunch of people or humanoids running around, then, who were Adam and Eve"

While the biology may have been an evolutionary process, the bible is clearly stating that Adam and Eve were given a soul which makes them different from the evolutionary developing humanoids (if there were any). Adam and Eve is more about Theology of Man than Biology.

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