Essays donated by Dr. Zvi Shkedi
"Torah and Science - Facts, theories and fiction"
Human imagination and speculative theories are often misrepresented as
scientific facts. The controversy involving contradictions between Torah and
science is a consequence of such misrepresentations. As we will see, not
everything which people call "science" is science, and not everything which
people call "Torah" is Torah. There is never a contradiction between real
Torah and real science. Apparent contradictions are only a result of
misrepresentations of Torah, misrepresentations of science, or both.
Understanding the misrepresentations resolves the conflict and shows that
Torah and science are in perfect harmony.
The author is a chassidic-orthodox retired aerospace engineer with a Ph.D.
in nuclear physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Table of Contents:
Science or Fiction?:
The Classification of scientific knowledge; theories in modern science;
logical fallacies; speculative mathematics; the great flood.
The Age of the Universe:
Theory and Observations;
Physics, Functions, and Differential Equations
Exposing the Myth of Evolution:
A historical perspective;
Darwin's theories - two for the price of one; new problems with the theory
Torah or Greek Philosophy?;
Spontaneous generation of life; the solar system and the stars; is the Earth Flat?;
the social dilemma
- Conclusion and Appendix A
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Shkedi. The author permits not-for-profit republication of this article with
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Originally posted: 2008-MAR-30
Latest update: 2008-MAR-30
Author: Zvi Shkedi