While both major monotheistic faiths have been forced to grapple with issues raised by Darwinism, the battle has not always been waged in the same way. Rosenblum will also address some earlier disputes within Judaism over the reconciliation of Judaism and rationalism.
In addition, Rosenblum will touch on the threat posed to general society when scientists claim to have unlocked the secrets of creation, and on that basis to be the ultimate moral authorities as well. The framing of some of the debates over stem cell research as one between science and ideology is but one example of a larger pattern.
Read some of Roseblum's past columns about Darwinism.
Darwinism – Science or Secular Religion?
Think Again: Sociobiology isn't science
This free event will be held Thursday, July 26 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Discovery Institute, located in the Melbourne Tower at the corner of Third Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle. Location is well served by Metro and public parking is accessible from the corner of Second Avenue and Pike Street. Refreshments will be provided. Suggested donation: $10.00
To register for this event, please contact Janet Markwardt at (206) 292-0401 ext. 111 or send email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Speaker
Jonathan Rosenblum is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Yale Law School. He is a leading commentator on Israeli society and politics, as well as a semi-official English-language spokesman for the fervently Orthodox community. He and his family have lived in Israel for the last 28 years, where he is a columnist for the Jerusalem Post and the Hebrew-language daily Maariv. He also writes weekly columns for a number of religious publications around the world, and serves as director of Am Echad/Jewish Media Resources. Mr. Rosenblum lectures frequently in both the United States and Israel, and is the author of five biographies of major modern Jewish figures and a work on a Jewish approach to suffering.