Scale of the Universe.

Scale of the Universe.

Amazing demonstration of size comparison between the different objects from quantum foam to Observable Universe! Just scroll left and right.

 

This is so incredible and I am going to show this presentation for my grades after vacation. Visual presentations bring greater impact especially to young learners! It gives the person perspective and understanding the Greatness of the A-mighty (to certain degree obviously) who created such a complex world!! ( And our world is just one of many) Everything works in incredible smooth order that every single created thing no matter small or huge has its place and role in the grand design done by Hashem !! Breathtaking and work well with chabad philosophy that asking us to meditate on the Greatness of the Creator and Master of the world in order to reveal the Love of God and fear of Him!

Update due to many confusions. In order to find  actual link you have to click on the title.

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Synthesis of non synthesizable. Summary.

In conclusion I want to say that I do believe in G-d. I believe that unlike all human knowledge that is limited, Torah contains  the complete  information about  the realm of matter. While scientists are trying to build an elusive theory of everything, the Torah is  the only phenomenon in our physical world that is absolute and infinite. This is so because the Torah and G-dly light,  the  Ein Sof, are one. That’s why Torah (physical as can be, written with ink on the parchment) talks about everything that exists. This information is kept on different levels either openly  or in a hidden manner. However we should not forget that this is  simply a by-product and not the essence of Torah, G-d forbid. Concept of that the Torah is completely integrated with the Ein Sof, is much more important and in any degree can’t be comparable with the fact that the Torah contains all possible knowledge about our world. However, if  having in mind that this world is so insignificant compare to the essence of Torah and at the same time is immensely complex and multidimensional, this in itself makes us to appreciate the greatness of the Creator of the world and  stand in awe and admiration before A-Mighty!

Synthesis of non synthesizable

The world we live in is way too complex and multidimensional for us to comprehend completely.

The Torah (Bible) confirmed the statement that humans never will be able to come close enough to G-d because we are merely His creations as it says in Yeshayahu- Isaiah – 55:8:””For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” says the L-rd.”

However the thirst is still there as Albert Einstein expressed this idea:” I want to know how G-d created this world. I’m not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.” (p. 123, E. Salaman, “A Talk with Einstein,” The Listener 54 ).

Though the same Einstein wrote in 1936 letter in response to a sixth-grader, Phyllis Wright:” … every one who is seriously engaged in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”

Thus even Einstein acknowledged existence of the Power that is way above human understanding.

I do believe though that the synthesis of different perspectives on life given by various systematic enterprises will bring humanity significantly closer to the fullest understanding of the matter according to our limited capabilities.

However the more we look from a position of different systems the more we find contradictions. I would say the opposite: the more contradictions the better because the world around us is not one or even three dimensional. It contains multitudes.  All these contradictions are united on a certain level and ultimately will lead us on the same path.

We should understand that any form of describing universe around us (physics, geography, psychology, astrology etc.) will not be absolute and all the classifications are based on the definitions that people agree upon.  Even about the  G-dly Torah  it says that it speaks in the language of man.
One of the interesting (though pretty simple in my opinion) examples is the contradiction in defining human beings in Science and Religion. People are classified as members of the Animal Kingdom in Biology but being put into separate kingdom by the Torah (Bible).

In reality there is no conflict between these two interpretations.

Because first you have to clarify based on what characteristics the classification was done. According to science humans share the main physical features with mammals. Mammals are endothermic vertebrates that have hair and produce milk to feed their young ones, and for biology that’s enough.

Nevertheless Torah puts humans into separate category because man has something unique. Something that none other creature has – power of speech to be exact. Bible states that a man has unique intellectual quality – he is called ‘medaber’ (speaking). Even though there are animals who can communicate between themselves or birds who can mimic human speech, that doesn’t qualify them to be in the same category because  one can be called “medaber” only if he uses his intellect. The intellect that allows person to distinguish between truth and falsehood according to Rambam (Moishe ben Maimon – one of the most prolific and influential Jewish scholars of the Middle Ages).

Clearly these two pictures are not contradicting one another but represent two different dimensions of a whole. The same method you can apply practically to anything.

Even though we have to admit that our actual knowledge of broad possibilities in synthesis is pretty incomplete at this time we should continue to pursue this very exciting journey to see connections in deep mystery of the realm of Matter.