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The book 'Thinking aloud' records that Rav Soloveitchik was asked if a cloned human would have the halachic status of a human. He answered no. We can diffrentiate between humans and animals though, if we assume cloning has the same halacha as being made with the seffer yeyzira. There is a famous tshuva from the Chacham Tzvi, mentioned in the Mishnah Berurah, ...


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I recall hearing an answer that, the four elements have nothing to do with the periodic table of elements. If it did then they would have included wood, cheese, potato... But all the periodic table elements will fit into one or more of these 4 categories. So for instance wood is a combination of all 4. HDYK? When you burn it and break it apart you can find ...


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the water turning into blood was a minor part of the miracles. According to the Midrash there, there were a host of other miracles, such as the spit of egyptians turning to blood, the juice in fruit turned to blood. If a Jew drank from the Nile it transformed back to water. If an Egyptian stole it from him, it turned back to blood. If both a jew and an ...


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First of all, the whole point of the 'river turning to blood' was that it was supposed to be a miracle, an event showing that superiority of a force over the natural world (i.e. science). So, if anything, your example proves that the Jews DO believe in modern science, as they believe that there's no natural way to turn water into blood without divine ...


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Technically, "modern science" incorporates quantum mechanics, which includes the ideas of particles "blipping" in and out of existence, as well as that of all that science predicts are probabilities not definitive absolutes. So modern science doesn't really contradict the miraculous (which are essentially then statistical anomalies). Furthermore, at a ...



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