Can Elephants Jump?: A Different Look at Science, the Talmud and Judaism
Speaker: Jeremy Brown
Recorded on March 11, 2021
The great atheist Cristopher Hitchens thought that attempts to reconcile faith with science were “consigned to failure and ridicule.” But he was mistaken. This talk explores how Judaism has addressed the challenges that come with our modern scientific understanding of the universe.
Due to some recording quality issues, this program is also available below as an audio-only recording:
Resources shared during the program:
You can view Dr. Brown’s website here.
You can preorder a copy of New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought here.
[closed captioning will be available during this live stream event]
About Our Speaker:
Jeremy Brown is the author of New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought (OUP 2013) and Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History (Simon and Schuster 2018). He writes on science and medicine in the Talmud at Talmudology.com. Dr. Brown is an emergency physician and works at the National Institutes of Health.
This live stream Zoom event is presented in relation to the special exhibit Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit, on view September 13, 2020 through April 11, 2021.