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questions about science in relation to Judaism

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Here's another "grain of salt" answer. If you accept the Vilna Gaon's drasha on Melachim Aleph 7:23, then Shlomo HaMelech knew pi to be 333/106=3.14151, a value not surpassed in accuracy by the scient …
answered Dec 1 '14 by Jeremy
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science or the Torah. The study of physics and the study of Torah are both wonderful pursuits of a "higher truth," but they consist of very different methods and really speak different languages. I am … , and having only the simplest knowledge of their own history, much less "science." How should the Torah begin? "In the beginning, 13.7 billion years ago, the scalar inflation field expanded by 47 orders …
answered Apr 13 '10 by Jeremy
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interesting aside, this is remarkably close to the number of grains of sand on the beach: 5x10^21 according to some estimates] And for my favorite, which doesn't really count as preceding modern science
answered Dec 18 '12 by Jeremy