My folks want me to “talk” with this popular jewish apologist who “specializes” in reconciling science and torah.
I expect it’ll be fun.
Here’s part of the reason why: Schroeder’s big thing is his reconciling the creation account with an ancient universe using the idea of relativity. So, there are actually huge problems with his theory; I’m actually pretty psyched for a guest post tomorrow by Fizzix which demonstrates some of the massive problems. But for me, I’d just start by saying, “ok, I’ll give that one to ya. The two can be stretched to agree. Now what?” Bc I really don’t think he’s got more than that, and that reconciliation is really not that impressive. It certainly doesn’t spook me. I mean, hell, plants before the sun? women from ribs? the “firmament”? pfft. Even if he could perfectly match the seven days, genesis would still be a train wreck and still probably require reading it “metaphorically.” So his biggest gun is a squirt-gun. Then it’s my turn…