Religion and science ask different kinds of questions about the origins of the universe. The Big Bang theory does not affect many Jews’ belief in God as the Creator of all things.
Why is scientific research empirical?
It is based on ideas that cannot be tested
It will not accept anything that goes against the theory
It involves experiments and observation to provide evidence
What is the main difference between religious and scientific truths?
Religious truths do not have any empirical evidence
Science depends totally on what people believe
Religious truths have to have hard facts to be accepted
When did the Big Bang take place?
30000 years ago
2 billion years ago
14 billion years ago
How did the Big Bang happen?
Two clouds of particles collided
All matter and energy in the universe expanded rapidly, and eventually stars, galaxies and planets were formed
A star went into supernova and exploded outward
Who devised the theory of evolution?
According to Genesis, how many days were involved in the creation?
What is the central message of the Genesis creation stories?
That God made everything and it was good
That creation happened by chance
That human beings are most important because they were created first
What do most Jews believe about the Big Bang theory and God as Creator?
The Big Bang theory proves that God did not create the world
One needs to choose whether to believe the Big Bang theory or that God is the Creator
There is no conflict between the Big Bang theory and the belief in God as Creator
Why do some Jews reject evolution?
It is seen to be against the teaching of the Torah
It implies that human beings are greater than God
It means that God is seen as the perfect Designer
How do many Jews see the relationship between God and evolution?
Evolution is wrong as it undermines the powers of God
God is the creator who can use evolution as the method of creation
There is no God as evolution proves God does not exist