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The Day that Shook the World

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(16) Anonymous, June 10, 2016 7:45 AM

Evolution and all that Jazz

My comments are based on a number of key books that are essential reading: "Genesis and Genes" by Yoram Bocagz, "Torah, Chazal and Science" by Moshe Meiselman. "Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False" by Thomas Nagel.
Part I
The scientific community has moved on from Darwinian expressions of 'evolution'. Its a moot point to talk about it because it lacks that scientific rigor that is required today. Darwin didn't have a complete fossil record, he had no understanding of DNA and genetics and his theory of natural selection was primitive compared to Neo-darwinian formulations today.

There are a number of major issues that need to be dealt with. 1. Our assessment of life today involves the highly controversial discussion about speciation and species - what they are and how to define them. There is no single definition that can be used throughout biology. You can't talk about macro-processes if you don't have a clear definition of species. 2. Evolution is defined differently in different contexts by different biological fields. The definition that is usually described in the debates amongst scientists and intelligent design followers, requires a process of macro changes that result in a change in species. However, micro changes within the same class of animal are usually never in dispute, but the definition of evolution in this framework is used in the other - conflating the issue and making things unintelligible.
3. Evolution as biologists refer to it, is a hard presumption to articulate because it fails dismally in the scientific method. The scientific method at least according to Popper requires predictable results that are quantifiable and tested. Evolution's predictions are almost none. Which doesn't make it a theory, however much scientists would like it to be. to be continued in Part 2...

(15) Chani, May 21, 2013 10:59 AM

This video is cool!

This makes me proud too. How many know that the American Constitution was directly based on the "Old Testament" ? No wonder America became the greatest nation on earth.

(14) Gloria E. Schroeder, May 15, 2013 9:34 PM

beautiful / inspiring / strengthening

Doesn't this make you proud, yet humble?

(13) Prof. Feldman, PhD, May 13, 2013 6:01 PM

Torah has proven to be the best University

The more I read the Torah, the more I study the Torah, the more I discuss and get into debates about the Torah and its history and teachings and laws, the more I realize it is the best University a person can attend. The laws os phisics, of linguistics, of nature in general are measured by science through observation and analizis. Science can analyze the Torah but it cannot apprehend all the layers and dimensions of the Torah because the Torah is revealed by a different technique of studying and reading.

I learnt more with Tzvi Klor in a year in Jerusalem than in 20 years at university because there´s nothing above or below heaven or the earth that has not been made by Hashem.

The fact we do not understand why we suffer or why we get sick or something bad happens to a loved one DOES NOT mean there is no G´d.

Hashem is not there to be seen, to explain things or to serve us. We serve the King of the Universe, not the opposite. The King of Universe gave us the Torah (to say it is a code of laws or a kind of constitution to be followed is to say the least) and when our way diverge from it we either find ourselves in a dead end.

No matters what others say or do, Hashem is our Lord, Hashem is One, our King

Science cannot discuss what it cannot see. Hashem is also feeling, perceiving, apprehending and more than all knowledge.

Hashem, Baruch Shemo, Bless Israel and all its allies

(12) Willy Basic, May 31, 2012 2:44 AM

What an inspiring message! Of course the Bible is the greatest book, bar none. It would be difficult to name any human composition which has had so extended and so lasting an affect. Everyone knows that it was translated into the language of every country. It worked nothing short of miracles. Like the Torah says, As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. Finally, I quote Henry Adams who was the son and grandson of Presidents (the Adam's -- John and John Quincy), who said that "the Jews are the finest exponents of all virtue, honor and valor."

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