Monday, December 4, 2006

Cosmology and the Kabbalah

The creation of the universe became clearer this year

Discussion of the book, Let There Be Light: Modern Cosmology and Kabbalah, a New Conversation Between Science and Religion.

"Meaning conveys ethical imperatives, and there is a long tradition of deriving moral lessons from cosmology...The ethical issues are clearest in issues where politics pits science against religion - stem-cell research, the teaching of evolution, or research into the origins of human nature, for instance. Cosmology and Kabbalah illustrate that science and religion, presupposed opposites, speak to the same mysteries. Their perspectives, while different, are not necessarily contradictory. Both science and religion assure us of progress, but remind us of ignorance..."

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