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To the tune of “Puff the Magic Dragon,” these new lyrics (by me) capture the Biblical and midrashic stories about the enigmatic giant known as Og.

Og, the mighty giant, tall as he could be,

He held on tight to Noah’s Ark, to survive the mabul sea.

 

In the rain Og traveled, as the Teivah sailed,

It bobbed and rocked and shook and lurched, what a whale of a tale! Oh…

 

Og, the mighty giant, tall as he could be,

He held on tight to Noah’s Ark, to survive the mabul sea.

 

Og, the mighty giant, tall as he could be,

He held on tight to Noah’s Ark, to survive the mabul sea.

 

When Lot was living in Sedom, the Five Kings went to war,

Lot was captured when the five kings lost against the four.

 

Og tried to be clever, came and told Avram,

He hoped Avram would die but Avram fought with dirt and won.

 

Og, the mighty giant, tall as he could be,

He held on tight to Noah’s Ark, to survive the mabul sea.

 

Og, the mighty giant, tall as he could be,

He held on tight to Noah’s Ark, to survive the mabul sea.

 

Mighty King of Bashan, later Og became,

Everyone would tremble at the mention of his name.

 

Old King Og would try to destroy Avraham’s children,

Tried to squash B’ney Yisrael with a big mountain.

 

Humble Moshe jumped and struck Og’s ankle with his staff,

That’s how Og met his mighty end, he had not the last laugh.

 

Og, the Mighty Giant, thought that he was brave,

He didn’t know only Hashem has the power to save. Oh…

 

Og, the mighty giant, tall as he could be,

He held on tight to Noah’s Ark, to survive the mabul sea.

 

Og, the mighty giant, tall as he could be,

He held on tight to Noah’s Ark, to survive the mabul sea.

NOT a Creationist point of view. So-called “real science” has known for decades or longer the “facts” about falsehoods we were indoctrinated with as children. The title of this video is quite accurate — the brontosaurus and triceratops were indeed my favorite childhood dinosaurs, but in fact it has been known since before I was born that THEY NEVER EXISTED! And this is only the tip of the iceberg. I could go on but those of you who are interested will do your own research. Just think twice before swallowing every pill “science” peddles as reality.

I recently published this video to my Facebook page:

I prefaced by saying real science indicates that so-called “Juice Cleanses” are not useful, and therefore, I opined, they are a sort of money-making scam.

One commenter called the video “ignorant.” Another referred me to The China Study.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia on that book:

“Hall argued that the book had references which do not support directly the claims made by the authors. She also stated that the book does not explain the exceptions to his data – for example that ‘stomach cancer rates are higher in China than elsewhere in the world’ or that there are countries whose diet includes high intake of animal protein, like Maasai and Eskimos, but that do not have the health issues described by the authors.” (Wikipedia)

Here’s the full article by Dr. Harriet Hall (“The SkepDoc”):
https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/385/

I know this is more of a Torah blog than a science one, but because of my interest in science and my recent exposure to a lot of “debunking” studies, I’ve become rather impassioned on the front of combatting the way pseudo-science has wrongly fooled otherwise innocent and well-being people. In a way, I feel like this is all about helping people. So I’m posting this piece since I went ahead and spent the time on it.

The above video, from one of my favorite science channels — IN A NUTSHELL — explains that science has determined that everything in the universe can be reduced to 17 basic particles and 4 fundamental forces. (See video for particulars.) When I heard these numbers my mind went straight to the significance in Jewish thought of these numbers. The number 17 in gimatriya (Hebrew numerology) is the equivalent value of the word טוב (Tov), meaning “good.” This word appears repeatedly in the Creation account in Genesis 1, as though the text is hinting to the 17 particles makeup of Creation. The number 4 throughout Jewish thought is always related to the Tetragrammaton, or Four-Letter Name of God, the primary name of God used throughout Hebrew Scripture. To me, this scientific discovery is like the universe screaming  of its relationship to the Creator, and shouting out loud, “God is good!” Torah-observant Jews recite Psalm 145 three times daily, in which verse 9 states: “God is good to all!” The Hebrew – טוב ה’ לכל – contains three consecutive terms — (1) “Tov” – the Hebrew word meaning “good” with the numerical value 17; (2) God’s 4-letter name (abbreviated here for reasons of sanctity); and (3) “LaKol” – meaning “to all.” I feel this verse hints at the scientific concept described above, that 17 particals + 4 forces = all; I.e. everything in the universe is comprised of 17 particles and 4 forces.

The Religion of Atheism

Posted: August 10, 2015 in Science, Video
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