Mark Perakh posted Entry 3244 on July 15, 2007 03:19 PM.
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After a group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis issued a “fatwa” forbidding Jews even to touch books by Rabbi Nathan Slifkin, he became kind of a celebrity. The popularity of his books jumped dramatically. A number of reviewers (and blurb writers) proceeded to extol the merits of Slifkin’s literary output, and specifically of his latest book titled The Challenge of Creation. Slifkin asserted in this book that scientific theories including evolution theory, not only are fully compatible with the tenets of Judaism, but that all science is in fact rooted in the Torah. The list of blurbs for Slifkin’s book includes those by Professor Michael Ruse, and by a number of other university professors, and prominent rabbis.

There is, though, at least one reviewer whose opinion of Slifkin’s opus is quite different from the acclaims by Slifkin’s admirers. His review, titled “When Quote Mining Becomes Quote Mania” can be read at Talk Reason..

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Comment #188021

Posted by Sir_Toejam on July 15, 2007 9:02 PM (e)

Slifkin asserted in this book that scientific theories including evolution theory, not only are fully compatible with the tenets of Judaism, but that all science is in fact rooted in the Torah.

paging Carol Clouser.

Carol Clouser to the front desk, please…

I’m so evil.

Comment #188023

Posted by Sir_Toejam on July 15, 2007 9:13 PM (e)

oh wait, i think i have to say it three times:

Clouser
Clouser
Clouser

there.

*ducks*

Comment #188067

Posted by Cedric Katesby on July 16, 2007 4:30 AM (e)

Perhaps ‘realpc’ will come along and derail the thread?
He could expose his ignorance of James Randi again.
Always entertaining.

Comment #188145

Posted by Henry J on July 16, 2007 12:57 PM (e)

Sir Toe - Stifle! ;)

Comment #188562

Posted by George Cauldron on July 17, 2007 6:56 PM (e)

Carol Clouser never responded to this????

Yeesh, I hope she’s alright… ;-)

Comment #188798

Posted by ben on July 19, 2007 7:50 AM (e)

Carol’s off protecting Africa’s zebras against the Nazi tactics of the hyenas.

Comment #188891

Posted by Henry J on July 19, 2007 10:52 PM (e)

Re Zebras - Trying to earn her stripes? :)

Henry