Avi Goldstein


  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    Olgun wrote: I think Avi was Dawn not the other way around. Gave herself away by posting on wrong account. The big reveal at the end was lost with her mistake.

    Dawn has not, to my knowledge, read through the present discussion. I once logged in with her Facebook account by mistake, but it is I, like the turtles, all the way down. Avi

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Yes, Arkrid, I think it’s gotta be turtles all the way down; really profound thinking!

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I asked: “and the clock started ticking when there was no clockmaker to make the clock! Cool, And whence, may I ask again, did the non-existent material for the Big Bang come from?”
    Reckless responded: “Interesting that you refer it it as material Avi. Can you explain to us exactly what you think material is?”

    You can use the term “matter”…[Read more]

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Reckless, regarding my challenge that “space generated to fill a void that did not exist,” you responded: “Again no-one is saying there was nothing we are just saying we do not know. Let me ask you to respond to this, before we knew the stars were suns very far away was it rational to assume we knew what they were? I’d suggest no, it would h…

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  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Alan, #363
    Okay, Alan, where did “space-time itself” come from?
    The space-time of our universe was generated in the big-bang.

    So somehow, out of nowhere (and truly nowhere, because there was not even a “nowhere”), space generated to fill a void that did not exist, and the clock started ticking when there was no clockmaker to make the…[Read more]

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Yes, Olgun, we had a great time; thanks for the good wishes.
    Laurie, it was I, not Dawn, sorry about the confusion.

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Alan wrote: When we are looking at the beginning of TIME and SPACE, there is no “BEFORE” the beginning of time in our universe. The arrow of
    time is forward, but time is relative and its pace varies with gravity and relative velocity. That is why Einstein’s formula is needed to adjust the data from high speed orbiting SAT-NAV satel…

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  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Laurie asked where I would say God came from. The answer (and I think you know it) is that I speak of a God who is beyond nature. He does not conform to our conceptions of the physical, because He is beyond the physical.
    You cannot say the same about the universe. It is physical and must therefore come from somewhere. Or, Laurie, do you…[Read more]

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Reckless, you are dodging the question! If the universe expanded during the seconds of the Big Bang (and continues to expand), into what is it expanding? How did that space get here? No answer, I see.

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    We interrupt this debate so that I can comment Comment #19, by Abe Truitt. Abe, claiming a “middle of the road” perspective, sought to justify what he sees as the Biblically mandated 8 days of separation (he is wrong, it is 7 days) while decrying the “misogynistic,” Rabbis-created 12 days. Actually, Abe, if you studied even a bit of Talmud, you…[Read more]

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Alan, that timeline does not answer the question It is an interesting hypothesis that does not address what happened before the Big Bang. (I am granting the Big Bang for the sake of argument, since there is not incontrovertible proof that it happened.) the question awaits an answer!

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Time for today’s quiz question: At the moment of the Big Bang, the universe began to expand rapidly. Into what did it expand?

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Olgin’s suggested film about the universe brings to mind this quote from Paul Steinhardt:
    “What’s disturbing is when you have a theory and you make a new observation, you have to add new components,” Steinhardt added. “And they’re not connected … There’s no reason to add them, and no particular reason to add them in that particular amount, e…[Read more]

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Some of you have noted that I don’t respond to every comment. sorry, but if I did, I would have no time left in my day.
    But let’s talk eyes again. There is a clam that has around 800 eyes. Can someone explain why so many eyes would be necessary? Thanks

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Olgin said: Seriously though Avi, watch this awesome series. Here’s the first one.
    https://youtu.be/udefAsZem98

    So I did; nice show, but I know most of this. I don’t even disagree with a lot of it as plausible, but:
    1. It is built upon one theory upon another, none truly testable.
    2. It forces us to violate a “law” of nature, that n…[Read more]

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Avi
    At sometime in this debate, if I decide you are right, can I come join your group?

    Judaism discourages conversion; we believe that all human beings can be good and can earn a place in heaven.

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    and i find it humorous that while some of you hide behind fake names and some give only their first names, I give my full name, yet am accused of not existing! (Don’t mean to start an “I think therefore I am” discussion!)

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    um, yes, I do exist, and I would happily debate you in front of a neutral crowd!

    Chances that God created the universe (even from a non-religious perspective): one hundred percent

    chances that the universe self-created: unless you engage in mental distortions to justify a self-created universe, the chance is absolutely zero

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Alan said: Two eyes evolved in fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals for the same reason that some spiders evolved with 0 eyes, 2 eyes, 4 eyes, 6 eyes, or 8 eyes. The arrangement of eyes aid survival of the species in the life style it pursues.

    So let’s see. One day Spidey suddenly gets a second eye. Oh, he says to himself, this is cool. I…[Read more]

  • Avi Goldstein posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    I should note that I simply can’t respond to every comment, I do have prayer, study, work and other things like guitar playing to do! But I do try to read most of the comments.
    Some are just so silly, such as the one that states that the eye evolved at least seven different ways. A fundament of science is that things must be observable and/or…[Read more]

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