Big Bang Cosmology
Rav Dessler zt"l
The Slifkin Affair
The Created Cosmos
Fined tuned for life and discovery!
ATP is a complex nanomachine that serves as the primary energy currency
of the living cell. The structure of ATP synthase consists of two rotary
motors, labeled F1 and F0, that are connected by a flexible shaft (mcb.berkeley.edu).
Moreh Nevuchim 2.19:
My purpose in this chapter is to explain
to you by means of arguments that come close to a demonstration that the
universe is here by design [kavana, i.e. the whole universe
manifests plan and purpose that leads to a direct awareness of the
For this reason you will find that all the prophets used the stars and
spheres as proof for the existence of a necessary and transcendent
Being. Abraham reflected on the stars as is well-known. Isaiah, calling
attention to conclusions to be drawn from the stars, says: "Lift up your
eyes on high, and see: Who created these?". Jeremiah says "He made the
heavens". Abraham says: "The Lord, God of Heavens".
Resh Lakish said: Read not "and he [i.e.
Abraham] called" but "and he made to call" [vayakri], thereby
teaching that our father Abraham caused the name of the Holy One,
blessed be He, to be uttered by the mouth of every passer-by. How was
this? After travelers had eaten and drunk, they stood up to bless him;
but, said he to them, "Did you eat of mine? You ate of that which
belongs to the God of the Universe. Thank, praise and bless Him who spake and the world came into being."
is associated, above all,
with the attribute of chesed
kindliness to his fellow men. But Abraham also proclaimed the truth
about God to a world in which the knowledge of that truth had been lost.
Abraham considered this truth to be the most important thing that he
could teach to anyone who enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of his