Mon 8 April 2019 | 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Drama - Nahalat Binyamin 52, Tel Aviv,


Six days of creation in God’s command, or a big bang and billions of years of universe formation?
Did the person come from the monkey or from a divine finger and does it matter?
What is religion, religious belief and how are they created?
And how does religion try to explain science, and is it possible and necessary at all to reconcile the contradictions between the two?

Science has already found billions of years of living fossils and has been able to decipher the whole chain of evolution ever since. Physics has found the “divine particle” and can explain exactly how the universe was created, how fast it expands, and what our position is in the galaxy, the cluster of galaxies, and the universe in general. Scientists like Professor Richard Dawkins have already proved in their books the truth of all these findings, and yet … the debate with religion has not ended.

So who knows more and who is more right? Charles Darwin and the scientists of physics and geology or the rabbi who repents Amnon Isaac? What is religion, what is religious belief and how did it originate? And where does religion end and faith begins?

Lior Ackerman, a former Shin Bet official, comes to Funzing Talks for a fascinating lecture on the seam between religion and science: Ackerman, a former yeshiva graduate, chooses to break away from conventions and wants to examine and reexamine everything. And human evolution, the sources of religion and belief, and how these two parallel worlds deal with each other.

Lior Ackerman is a prominent commentator in the media, columnist and lecturer on a variety of topics in Israel and around the world.

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