Can Scientists and Religious Leaders See Eye to Eye?

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Scientists and religious leaders come together to find middle ground in exploring their worldviews.
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110 comments

  • Jubilee 5 months ago

    Middle Ground is back!! Thanks everyone for watching this highly requested episode. As always, we are not saying science and religion necessarily have to exclude each other – there are religious scientists out there! Instead, we are exploring two sides that society often pits against each other in hopes of finding middle ground #radicalempathy. Let us know in the comments below what future episodes you’d like to see!

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    • Victoria Sora 5 months ago

      This episode was so intriguing! Thank you so much!

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    • ishan bajpai 5 months ago

      There should have been someone from Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma).

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    • DeathStorm 791 5 months ago

      Do ESports and Sports plz

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    • Beaver Ones 5 months ago

      A scientist being religious doesn’t mean that science and religion doesn’t have to exclude eachother. There are religious scientists but they don’t have a scientific basis for it. The reason they are religious is because like most other people they were raised in that way. If there were scientific evidence for religion we would all know about it but there is not. Religion should be for your own mind only, don’t try to bring it into how we deal with real problems in the real world.

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    • Jack Abbott 5 months ago

      i find it funny how the religious ones hesitate a moment before coming forward

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  • usethefooorce 5 months ago

    This is a false dichotomy. There are many accomplished scientists who also have deep faith, and who see no conflict between their faith and science.
    Both faith and science are simply the pursuit of truth. If they don’t agree yet, it is simply because they have not yet arrived at truth.
    Any scientist who is adamant that they do already have the full truth of the universe will never discover anything useful, because of their lack of academic humility.
    Any person of faith who is adamant they already have a complete understanding of the universe through faith will also never arrive at the truth, due to lack of humility.

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  • Dulguun Tumurkhuu 5 months ago

    Please do anti-vax and vaccination!!!

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  • Library Adjacent 5 months ago

    That Rabbi is confusing to me…

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  • jeena djo 5 months ago

    There are only three religions in the world people, yes……. very good job. You have a sampling bias in your study dudes…

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  • Ruby 22 5 months ago

    As a jew I must say that the rabbi frustrates me… She does not represent main stream Jewish Belief

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  • Nikolia Da Vinci 5 months ago

    Islam solves every problem.

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  • Aimy Chamberlain 5 months ago

    This was one of the best episodes so far I can’t fault either side it was very interesting and enlightening

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  • Fibry Halla Fanani 5 months ago

    This is what happens when you put intellectual people in a group; eventhough they have different opinion over something, they’ll still talk in polite manner. Entertaining yet eye-opening discussion! Thanks, Jubilee.

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  • marah -b.adrian 5 months ago

    I think theteam should’ve also found someone who is BOTH a scientist and a religious leader. Surely there are a few.

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  • Wi-Si 5 months ago

    That is no rabbi she’s just a woman that’s bored on a Wednesday morning

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  • Azad Alam 5 months ago

    Next do pewdiepie subs vs tseries subs

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  • Anna Muster 5 months ago

    I study science and I found it a bit disconcerting that none of the scientists seemed to acknowledge that there are things science can’t explain. Still a very respectful and lovely conversation.
    Also: The volcanologists mistake journal is a very neccessary and good idea!

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  • neel j 5 months ago

    Lol….. if there was a imam or priest, I wouldn’t know if the conversation would’ve been this politel…

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  • rodrigo moura 5 months ago

    Wait a Rabbi that doesn’t believe that God created the universe ?

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  • Haikyuu Trash 5 months ago

    You could’ve fit an imam there ya know.

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  • TimTooForeignn 5 months ago

    Existential crisis is what happens after a group of people try to have this conversation

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  • Yeppers Peppers 5 months ago

    They really put a paleontologist and a pastor in the same room

    *they just did that*

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  • queen g 5 months ago

    i wish @ jubilee could post the full (not cut) version.
    anyway, i love these videos and learn from them but every time they lose the chance to make the questions we all want and would need to hear. i also think that this serie is getting worse when it comes to the number of questions and time given to answer those questions, and also he variety of the people chosen to be in the videos, because sometimes there is ‘too less’, and i also think that maybe a couple of more people would be better so we’d see diversity (btw there should be people with extreme views and ‘middle’ views)

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  • Orgha Roy 5 months ago

    I thought that Jews and Christians have the same creation story, how come the Rabbi doesn’t belive in the creation of the universe?

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  • Alex Collins 5 months ago

    All these people were honest decent people

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  • sohtay sohtay 5 months ago

    GYOKEI IS DAMN HOT🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💥🔥💥💥💥🔥🔥

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  • Arunabha Das 5 months ago

    bring a mullah

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  • Arnav Rawat 5 months ago

    Monks are always so cool

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  • Mohammed Sharukh 5 months ago

    Don is amazing!

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  • Chandana Chandragiri 5 months ago

    Why is there no Muslim Imam lol

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  • DeathStorm 791 5 months ago

    Do ESports and Sports

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  • Harun Daniel 5 months ago

    The Quran predicted the big bang (in the universe), scientists claim they found it when really, it was written in the Quran from the beginning. I would choose religion over Science any day.

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  • noge 5 months ago

    I feel like the “reconstructionist” Rabbi was a pick that misrepresents the majority of practising Jews for the sake of looking progressive because she’s a female Rabbi… and I’m saying this as an atheist and anti-theist.

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  • Rayyan Cunningham 5 months ago

    7:27 his comparison between the oceans tide and the after life was beautiful

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  • Thebombj40 5 months ago

    Well i myself have experienced God, I’m fine with you’re own opinion but just remember everyone has a different mind and believes differently

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  • Mona Lisa 5 months ago

    I don’t know but I feel the Rabbi women is not religious at all.

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  • Garnet Fusion 5 months ago

    Was I so confused? I thought Jews believed in God??

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  • Luka Hays 5 months ago

    The Rabi was really more of an agnostic with Jewish cultural values than an actual religious person. That said, this was a very interesting episode.

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  • Tzù Nano 5 months ago

    The earth wasn’t made sloppy, humans are sloppy

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  • synthwave 5 months ago

    i think it would be very interesting if there was a separate part of the video or all of it where they included a Christian scientist in it. or Scientists vs. Christian scientists. I think that would be very interesting.

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  • Tamara Nebercombs 5 months ago

    This is a favorite show of mine on YouTube. Keep’em coming. Ppl need to learn how to discuss disagreements with each other without resentment and hate.

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  • Adhi Dwiyana 5 months ago

    he should be come from muslim

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  • frog 5 months ago

    i really want scientists to explain how my dogs collar was thrown accross my kitchen, whilst i was in there alone. like from one end to the other.

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    • frog 5 months ago

      Just because I know they dont believe in supernatural so I just want to know if they could answer some of the things that happen to me.

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    • Cian Kelly 5 months ago

      Maybe you’re delusional?

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    • frog 5 months ago

      Cian Kelly no my dog came running in and started barking at the wall (the collar was on the radiator against the wall)

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    • frog 5 months ago

      Cian Kelly also my whole family have witnessed things in this house – it’s over 400 years old so it’s definitely full of energy. it’s difficult to actually be able to explain a lot of the stuff that happens there.

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  • Boglenight 5 months ago

    Please bring in anti-vaccers vs doctors (and please please, if you can, find a doctor with Aspergers).

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  • Harry Indian 5 months ago

    My parents are religious af but i am atheist . Ofcourse we can see each other eye to eye

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  • টোল জামাই/ V's moonchild mahir 5 months ago

    I’m muslim and I believe in macro evolution

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  • Lucy Pattinson 5 months ago

    Trans vs Transphobic people pls (or christians??)

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  • Liever Gordon 5 months ago

    As soon as I read the title, it reminds me with the topic my lecturer who teaches the christianity about religions and science could combine. Also, the same topic on every microbiology class. I’m a biology student btw 😶😶

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  • tae tae you got no kookies. 5 months ago

    *Buddhism is mostly like science*

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  • S Price 5 months ago

    Love Love Love!

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  • Gavin C 5 months ago

    Facts don’t care about your feelings (:

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  • Pavlos Progias 5 months ago

    Discussion would be far more interesting if an Imam was also present!

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  • Lovemore Nk 5 months ago

    This time you invited frustrated people, just the budhist and the pastor are relaxed, others are more against religion!

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  • The Legendary Stick 5 months ago

    Please post an uncut version of this

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  • Tiarah Porter 5 months ago

    wtf how are u a pastor and have 5% faith 🤔

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  • GrantSweatshirt 5 months ago

    Very civil conversation

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  • katarinaax 5 months ago

    great, peaceful, mature middle ground!

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  • naftali safanov 5 months ago

    As a jew she’s not a rabbi women can’t be rabbis

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  • Fat Boi Gangsta 5 months ago

    There’s a lot of similarities between Christ and Sikh teachings

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  • Gilsz WARRIOR 5 months ago

    I probably have said this in most Middle Ground videos. Why is every Middle Ground videos isn’t as heated as the meat eaters and vegan video?

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  • Mike Larsen 5 months ago

    No Muslim?

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  • 0XYG3N 5 months ago

    Please do anti-vaxers vs polio survivors

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  • Dillan M 5 months ago

    I wish we could all talk about this kind of stuff in the way they did in the video. Yes,there are some conflicting beliefs between science and religion but in the end religion can’t be for sure proven or disproven until death and science cannot explain in 100% accuracy the beginning of the universeand how it came to be simply because we weren’t around to observe at that time. In the end all religions and sciences are used to explains one’s purpose and to give them purpose. However, how you think and the mindset you have about death and life is up to you. Everyone should be entitled to that. No reason to put bad light on or degrade another’s beliefs but it is justifiable tohave conflicting arguments. I hope the world progresses into this kind of mindset because i feel that will be another huge jump in humanity as a whole.

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  • Greg Dundee 5 months ago

    17 seconds and already had to post, science isn’t a belief it’s facts

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  • Axer MC 5 months ago

    To me as a Christian (I try to be, but I’m not perfect as nobody is), science is just God’s way of explaining things to us. Sometimes, humans just take it too far and they misinterpret it. That’s all. Please don’t hate me.

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  • Khushbu Luhar 5 months ago

    Doctors&Anti-Vaxxers please.

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  • Michael Jones 5 months ago

    Religion is absolutely in conflict with science because religious ideology often times contradicts and attacks evidence. Religion doesn’t allow for any other reasoning. Religion doesn’t change or adapt to new information. Science does. If new and stronger evidence is discovered it can change entire dynamics from fundamental physics laws to biological fossils. If that’s not humbling I don’t know what is. Questions about morality and intelligent design don’t really matter, because the reality is scientists and religious leaders alike as well as their followers can’t know that information (for now). A much better and honest answer to any of those questions is, “I don’t know.”

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  • hernandezlemus3 5 months ago

    I think religion is for ppl that need some kind of emotional support they don’t have in their personal lives.

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  • Sara D' Angelo 5 months ago

    Come on, the buddhist man is hot af

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  • 1musicinfinity 5 months ago

    I’ve been waiting for a new episode.

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  • Esmee' Rouxelle 5 months ago

    You guys have the best ideas.

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  • Marvel Gamer 5 months ago

    Kinda disappointed with the participants picked. No biologists or astronomers from the scientific side and no Muslims from the religious side. That “Jewish” lady clearly didn’t belong in her chosen side.

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  • island girl 5 months ago

    If you are alone in a table doesn’t mean you are wrong

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  • RoseFromTitanic 5 months ago

    I’m going to be straight out, a muslim would really suit this episode. Only because in Islam there is a lot of science involved – meaning that the quran explains a lot about the earth and the science behind a lot of things rather than just talking about religion

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  • LaVioletaAmatista 5 months ago

    There is so many uneducated people in these comments, which is not uncommon at all considering most of the world is ignorant and most of the world loves talking about things they have no business talking about because they’re not educated about it. NOW. Being Jewish is not just a religion. It’s an ethnicity. So that’s one thing we need to make very clear. It’s dna, it’s genetic, it’s in your blood, it’s ancestral, ETC. Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, etc. are not ethnoreligions. Judaism/ Being Jewish means you must understand both. I’m ethnically/socially/culturally Jewish. I’m not very religious. Being religious does not make you a Jew. It can be apart of being Jewish and most of the time it is but NOT ALWAYS. goyim be gone.

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  • ĆHÔŻÉŃ ØŇĖ 5 months ago

    Religion is wish full thinking and these religious ppl are very rare met ppl would said of it ain’t in the bible they don’t believe it silly man living ur whole life based on a story book.

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  • SageModeisOn 5 months ago

    Everything the Lord wants is what we humans want and try to put into the world because it’s innate in us through him. It’s all invisible but we can see the way in our minds through common sense.

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  • Max Lastra 5 months ago

    If you don’t believe in life after death what’s the point of being a rabbi

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  • I'm lost send help 5 months ago

    I had to stop 2 minutes in just because I know I would’ve gotten offended.

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  • James H. 5 months ago

    Ever heard of Theistic Evolution? Look into it. It may convince you

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  • NaomiGigi 5 months ago

    No physicist ?

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  • Amanda Kurukulasuriya 5 months ago

    Matt is one of the only Christians I’ve heard that doesn’t sound preachy or annoying. He doesn’t have that whole holier-than-thou thing going on.

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  • Mad Scientist 5 months ago

    i love redhead

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  • Abderrahmen Ben Rhouma 5 months ago

    That was beautiful 🙂

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  • Naveen Borojerdi 5 months ago

    Fun Fact: Andrew is the lead singer in a punk rock band called Odd Robot. Check them out they’re rad!

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  • tariq nazeem 5 months ago

    You really have to include a Muslim religious leader in this cuz it provides a new and diverse perspective may I suggest mufti Ismail menk

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  • Tana Michl 5 months ago

    I know this is very important and inspiring but Amy looks so much like mayim bialik and her name is amy, wow

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  • Morgan Wyatt 5 months ago

    I’ve never understood why people think that science and religion have to be conflicting. I know many religious people of many different beliefs, including myself, who accept science for what it is. Rather than seeing some sort of higher power behind it, they see some sort of higher power within it. I don’t see any need for a “Middle Ground.”

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  • Hunter N 5 months ago

    Debates like this generally like to avoid people that are both serious scientists and religious. My Dad is an environmental expert and that involves knowing much about scientific data in regards to our planets climate, radiation, and environmental footprints we leave. He’s also a conservative guy and is LDS or Mormon as more people know it. If you look around in the right places you will find people who have experiences and educations that quite often contradict stereotypical understanding of opinions. One thing I can’t stand (regardless of me being an atheist myself) is that atheists in debate rarely ever show humility in their discussion and are often haughty or caught up in themselves. On the other hand there’s these really annoying religious identities like the woman rabbi Amy here who doesn’t really think about what she’s saying because she’s just talking too much in the first place.

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  • Denisse 5 months ago

    You guys should’ve put a priest.

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  • łan Rufınø 5 months ago

    You know this argument could have ended if you just compare the processes and creations that happened during the seven days with the process of terraforming wich science says the earth passed trough to reach where we are, because as the Bible says (forgive me for not remembering the reference) 1 day to God is 1000 days to us and 1 day to us is 1000 days to God, of course that is a metaphor to explain that Time is under the control of God and that 7 days to him could have been a few billions of years to us.
    Of course there are a bunch of other little details that I passed over but I hope you understood a little more.

    Plz like 🙂

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  • Darrell Valentine 5 months ago

    Science doesn’t contradict the concept of they’re being a God or not. Science is the study of process exclusively and a limited branch of knowledge. It order to determine whether or not a God actually exists is a philosophical question, which is the study of origin, another limiter branch of knowledge. The common problem is that atheists don’t seem to understand this distinction and most people of faith view any theory or evidence of any kind of evolution as an attack on their faith. It is very possible for evolution to have taken place, as a process created by an intellegent mind prior to the human mind. Any thing otherwise is simply life coming from non-life, which in theory is just illogical and contradicts any honest persons general observation of life.

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  • pook001 5 months ago

    You couldn’t find any Muslim ” leader” ? or you just knew deep down that there is judiasm, christianity and buddhism and then there is TRUTH xD… subhan allah..

    [17:81 translation] And say, “Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart.”

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  • ZeroWolf 5 months ago

    Xaero

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  • pook001 5 months ago

    6:08 it’s pathetic how a man would be down to discuss the wildest of theories, but as soon as you say GOD (btw allah means the GOD in Arabic) they ” shrink with aversion ”

    [39:45 translation] And when Allah is mentioned alone, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion, but when those [worshipped] other than Him are mentioned, immediately they rejoice.

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    • pook001 5 months ago

      I believe in Aliens, but surely Angels do not exist. Yeah reincarnation is reasonable, but resurrection is surreal. My very existence is random, there was a very slim slim slim chance for me to exist and here I’m, but do I believe that the same “randomness” can recreate me and the universe again, no!

      [17:49~51 translation] And they say, “When we are bones and crumbled particles, will we [truly] be resurrected as a new creation?”
      .[]. Say, “Be you stones or iron .[]. Or [any] creation of that which is great within your breasts.” And they will say, “Who will restore us?” Say, “He who brought you forth the first time.”

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  • Daniel McElroy 5 months ago

    I love Rabbi Amy’s first response ❤️

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  • The Oblivion Lord 5 months ago

    Science and religion will never 100% see eye to eye, they might get along 60% at most, but science will always hold facts that religions will never accept, look at evolution, stem cell research, genetics studies, particle science and multiverse– these are all scientific fields that most religious groups denounce and hate with a passion.

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  • hjab alex bncv 5 months ago

    I believe in science and god

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  • • music trash • 5 months ago

    Such a wonderful episode, thank you

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  • omar pino 5 months ago

    Mannn my boy sheldon cooper would have crushed those religious xD

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  • Mushroom Munchkin 5 months ago

    NO WE MUST ALWAYS HATE EACHOTHER because MonKey

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  • Shammah S. 5 months ago

    So a Buddhist, Christian, Jew, palaeontologist, volcanologist and chemist walk into a room…

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  • nathan alan 5 months ago

    “If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.”

    ― Dalai Lama XIV, The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

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  • failtolawl 5 months ago

    This channel is cancer

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