Thursday, October 18, 2012
Science, one of the greatest gifts to religion
How old is the universe? It's a question that almost as old as the universe itself (however old that is!). The frum answer might cite Noah's flood: in terms of disturbing the ability to accurately date the world using its minerals; and the logistical problem of stuffing dinosaurs into the ark (though some suggest the Nachash - the snake with feet which persuaded Eve to eat the forbidden fruit - was not unlike a Tyrannosaurus-Rex.) Whatever the outcome, the story of the flood has continued to be one of science and religion. Which leads us to another point of contention: whether or not there is life on other planets?
Posted by Mendel Cohen at 7:09 AM