Aboutness and Austerity
What is a proton or electron about?
Why Fahrenheit is Better than Celsius
Is math the deepest part of us?
Quality and Quantity in the Book of Numbers
Numbers depend on souls which depend on G-d.
Why Is the Universe So Big?
If the universe is created by G-d with human beings in mind, why is there so much of it?
More Like The Big Whimper
We are afraid He did it in six days. We are too trifling to be created in anything less than an eternity. Cats, fine, His. But Twitter? Never, never, in all His majesty and His meaning could He do such a thing. He deserves a stern reprimand once all our plans have wound down and […]
The Secular Geocentrism
Who is more humble, he who is nothing out of ignorance, or nothing by dint of his own wisdom?
How Transgenderism Points To G-d
Let me take just a minute and talk to my fellow religious Jews about transgenderism. As any user of the (dangerously addictive) site TV Tropes knows, there is a certain type of plan hatched by fictional villains called the Xanatos Gambit. This is a maneuver by which the bad guy so outthinks the good guys […]
Deus Ex Machina
Statements, in general, are dangerous. A statement claims and at once denies; if the sky is blue it cannot be green. When the statement in question is susceptible to disproof, yet is essential to a worldview that would not survive its falsification, only a brave man or a foolish one would dare to speak. The […]
The Rebbe, The Chief Rabbi, and The Fossils
In the fall of 1987, the Chief Rabbi of Britain, Rabbi Lord Immanuel Jakobovits of blessed memory, engaged in a short correspondence about something the Lubavitcher Rebbe once wrote. The Chief Rabbi’s position was that, though well-stated and perfectly above-board, the Rebbe’s argument was “simplistic” (which Rabbi Jakobovits claimed is not at all in the […]