The Observant Astronomer

The passing scene as observed by an observant Jew, who daylights as an astronomer.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Gentlemen, we have a Nassi!

I'm somewhat bemused by this resurrected Sanhedrin. On the one hand, it's about time. On the other, no one outside Arutz 7 seems to be taking it at all seriously. Here we have a wide range respected Rabbanim who are actively working to reestablish halachic jurisprudence, and the response seems to be indifference. I don't know that one wants to rely on Newsweek to identify great rabbis, though.


Blogger Rebeljew said...

Though it will be interesting to see how practical world coalition building, nepotism and celebrity worship of reality will meld with idealized, miracle working, superhuman, morally superior, mythological saints that were traditionally seated in Sanhedrin, as any Yeshiva boy will tell you.

12:43 p.m., June 12, 2005  
Blogger Rebeljew said...

This doesn't really belong here, it belongs below, but ...

"But by the Advanced Potential model and Einstein, cause and effect can be reversed, and earthquakes can be said to be due to stresses and strains within the rotating universe which causes a corresponding strain build-up in the earth.

Once the strain snaps, the Earth slips and the earthquake happens (usually along a weak point like a fault), and the universe adjusts its rotation rate accordingly!"

This was a defense of strong Geocentrism in response to my objection that earthquakes cause changes in the Earth's rotation.

To be m'lamed zchus, he MAY have been kidding, but he is defending SG all through the thread.

2:26 p.m., July 14, 2005  
Blogger Rebeljew said...

You will be happy to be informed that teh same commenter has viewed your blog and declared you ousLubvitcher because geocentrism is the "official" position of Chabad. Welcome to the land of kofrim.

2:47 p.m., July 15, 2005  
Blogger The Observer said...

How exciting. Now I, l'havdil, can join the Rambam et al.
Where exactly have I been kofered anyway?

3:21 p.m., July 15, 2005  

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