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questions about science in relation to Judaism

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Somewhat unconventional, but: While commenting on a different point in the gemara (Chulin 91b), R' Yitzchok questions how Yaakov was "vayifga bamakom"- he chanced upon the place (Beis El/Yerushalayi …
answered Jun 27 '11 by YDK
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Aviezer doesn't concern himself with creation except where the shoresh "bara" appears. The rest are the "big events" that brought the earth to its current state. So acc. to Aviezer- Day 3= The Perm …
answered Dec 6 '10 by YDK
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Disclaimer: I do not claim to "know" in any way what Hashem means concerning certain parts of the Torah, and there are strong sources for different approaches to both the Torah and Chazal. Important …
answered Dec 31 '10 by YDK
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Although the other answers about G-d not being limited by his rules is accurate, I don't believe the question has a beginning. Heisenberg's principle is based on physical observations/measurements a …
answered Sep 1 '11 by YDK
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I would venture to say it was a thick fog. The ibn Ezra descibes his experience of a Torah-like Darkness during his many trips to the ocean. Also the Ramban (Yisro 19:9) says that the "thickness of …
answered Jan 26 '12 by YDK
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Can't say for sure, but salt lowers the temperature at which water freezes (which is why in cold areas, people clear the snow and ice from their walks using salt). This can be casually observed as a …
answered Aug 18 '11 by YDK
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Here's what I understand from the Gemara: Drinking oil alone doesn't get a bracha since it's mazik- it's like having a stand-alone butter, but a little better for you. Drinking oil through anigron …
answered Dec 26 '11 by YDK