Heavenly Time Machine: Essays on Science and Torah
by Morris Engelson
Paperback - 270 pages (May 1, 2001)
Joint Management Strategy
From back cover:
When and how did the universe begin?
What does science have to say about miracles?
What is the purpose of free will if all is foreseen?
These, and countless other questions about creation, space, time, the
universe and all things in between were considered long ago by those who
understood how to read the Torah at its deepest level of meaning. Those not
familiar with these commentaries believe that there is an insurmountable
conflict between the Bible and science. But that is not the case. On the
contrary. The latest scientific discoveries are in full accord with the Torah.
The more science uncovers, the more we find agreement with impossible- sounding
statements made centuries and millennia ago on the basis of what the Bible tells
Learn how our understanding of the universe, based on the twentieth-century
science of quantum mechanics, relativity theory and big bang cosmology, compares
to predictions made centuries ago from the Bible. How did the early universe get
from chaos to order in seeming defiance of the second law of thermodynamics? How
is it possible to reconcile a 6000-year time period with one counted in billions
of years? Does G-d need to use a time machine to observe all space and time? Why
are prominent scientists claiming that the universe is so strange that it really
should not and cannot exist? Read this book and find out.
I'm not going to pretend that I understood 1 out of 10 pages of this book, but
the ones that I could partially grasp were breathtaking. Buy it!