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Monday, September 27, 2010


Below are three quotations from three different sources.  Please read them and think about them.

  • Which is true - the first or the second?
  • Is it possible for both to be true?
  • What do you think Mr. Ferris mean when he says we should stop setting them up on blind dates

In the Torah, the first passook [verse] of the first parasha [weekly portion] we read:
א  בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ.1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
In The Grand Design, a new best-selling book by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow,  we read:
...creation does not require the intervention of some supernatural being or god.  Rather, these multiple universes arise naturally from physical law'
In The Whole Shebang, Timothy Ferris writes:
Religious systems are inherently conservative, science inherently progressive.  [Religion and science don't have to be hostile to each other, but we can stop setting them up on blind dates.] This may be an instance where good walls make good neighbors.

What do these three quotations mean to you?

What do you think?
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