Science & Judaism QuizThe Bible and Talmud saw science and Jewish tradition as pathways to the same divine truth. But still, the two regularly come in conflict. How much do you know about the relationship between science and Judaism?
Question 1. What did Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook believe about Torah and science?
The Torah must be subject to the scientific method in order to be believed
Rather than attempting to read science into Torah, the two should be understood separately
When there is a conflict between science and Torah, science is always wrong
Neither science nor Torah is fully true
Question 2. Who was the father of modern psychoanalysis?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 3. What does the term "intelligent design" refer to?
The idea that science knows more about evolution than the Bible
The idea that the workings of the universe indicate an intelligent, divine role in creation
The fundamental disagreement between intellectuals and religious people
None of the above
Question 4. What did Maimonides believe about astrology?
That it was fundamentally compatible with Jewish belief.
That it made no difference to one's own beliefs.
That learning about it had a corrosive effect on one's Jewish beliefs.
That it was not Jewish, but had no effect on Judaism.
Question 5. True or False: Carl Jung was Jewish.
Question 6. Which instrument was renown Jewish physicist Richard Feynman known for playing?
Question 7. Which of these prominent social scientists was not Jewish?