torah and science in a 'new' light
The Recent Complex Creation
by Roger M. Pearlman CTA
The length of a day was set on day one! Talmud Chagiga 12A quotes R' Yehudah quoting Rav. Creation was 5765 current years ago in six 24-hour days. Sabbath observance testifies to this. .27 All factual evidence can be reconciled with this simple Torah understanding, premised on a complex creation and a change in atmosphere.
Old universe theory is based on faulty premises. It is inconsistent with science and Torah. Once a 'scientist' denies the Creator or excepts the premise of evolution he is forced to back the doctrine of an old universe. If it turns out the Creator maintained a life-supporting atmosphere for millions of years it does not prove evolution but would also be a great feat, like hitting a flint rock for water. A better appreciation of the Creator would have resulted from the rock complying with a verbal request from Moses to rearrange the strings that comprise its atoms to produce water. This is like the physical matter Hashem created on day one doing as instructed the first six days. As Rashi quotes if inanimate matter not subject to reward and punishment follows directions how much more so should we. A properly observed Sabbath by all Israel will attest to this and bring on the Messianic era. It will obliterate the need of the barrier to the knowledge of the tree of life. Where to draw the line between metaphor and fact in Torah text without guidance from Chazal is reckless. Like a prudent investor who finally capitulated to the hype and bought the NASDAQ at 5,000 is a person of faith now giving credence to ‘old universe' theories.
Like Abraham the first contraire ian, my father, Thomas W. Pearlman Esq. thought independently and overcame adversity to build Torah education and practice from Providence. By eighth grade biology that education made it clear secular humanism fails to explain the source of physical matter. Psychological blocks sustain faulty science notions blurring the path to world peace as revealed in Torah.
As a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) I have to overcome similar barriers to convince people to buy low and sell high. Things often look best at the top and worst at bottoms. Blindly following "financial experts" advice will usually lead to disaster. The same is true if popular "scientific" theory is treated as fact.
Pearlman CTA has 25 years plus experience in multiple futures markets. Very few others know how to negotiate the new secular bull market in commodities and pending financial market valuation contraction. One needs to know which markets to buy or sell and be able to bring the thought to fruition. So to life's reward is a function of knowledge and effort.
As Joseph advised prepare during years of plenty to survive and prosper pending lean years. Now is the time to establish a well positioned managed futures account. To learn more what a good CTA With a unique perspective can do for you go to www.pearlmancta.com .
Experts often tout overvalued assets and shun good value. We will see the same applies in the world of beliefs. Awareness of the recent creation should enhance appreciation of our selves, the Creator, Torah, Sabbath, and Israel .
1) Hashem is the One and Only Creator:
Avraham determined Hashem is continually managing, sustaining and willing the existence of the universe. There is one Creator. Einstein's success was premised on this. Intelligent design is consistent throughout the universe proving one common creator. One can see wisdom in about anything and everything in 'The Amazing World we live in'. [i] The way things interrelate, and similar features in different species, like eyes above a nose then mouth, or wings on birds, pterosaurs, bats, and insects (that would not have evolved even once by chance), 11 all prove one common creator . Protons, nucleons, electrons or the strands of vibrating energy that compose all matter, prove one common creator. All forms of life having the same type of genetic code prove a common creator. 2 Diversity in life and styles in the Bible prove the Creator is not limited to any mode. Until a unified theory is disseminated that reveals the complete truth no one name has been adequate to describe Hashem. 13 The Creator is not limited by His creation . See commentary on Maimonides 13 principals of Jewish faith.
18) .2 Exodus 31:16-17
[i] Title of book, illustrating intelligent design, by Katz/Cohen
11 ‘Not by Chance, Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution' by Dr. Lee Spetner
2 Gerald L Schroeder, Genesis and the Big Bang, pp 113, 84, 109, …
13 ‘Bible Basics' by Jerome S. Hahn and Zechariah 14:9