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Reflections on Darwinian Evolution - Is there a Jewish Perspective?

Chaim O. Jacob


I present a realistic view of what Darwinian evolution is in its current form and what it is not. I argue that the Torah is not a source of scientific knowledge and all attempts to reconcile its plain text with the data of science are an exercise in futility. The article argues the position that science and the Torah are incommensurable. I argue against using the Torah for attaining knowledge about the nature of the world, or using science for enhancing or denying the truth of the Torah.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2011;2(2):e0044