(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 21:09:36 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Geocentric vs Heliocentric Theories

Do we have the right to call something the word of God if there is human
controversy over it?

There is a beautiful subtle distinction here. While, as correctly
pointed out, an ordinance derived by a method of inference from the Torah
**is** subject to possible controversy, nevertheless, this possibly wrong
ordinance has a status of a **Biblical commandment**. Thus despite the fact
that it is subject to controversy we still have the right to call it the
word of G-d!!!

Russell Hendel;Phd ASA;Math;Adjunct; Towson Univ;