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When Science and Torah Clash 8: Spontaneous Generation

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Feb 15, 2017
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Shabbat: 107b Chullin: 67a Shabbat: 12a Chullin: 63b Pesachim: 94b 

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Concluding the series. The Sages appear to have believed in spontaneous generation, and certain halachos appear to rest on the assumption that there is spontaneous generation, but Louis Pasteur appears to have proved that there is no such thing. Could the Sages be wrong? And should the halachah change?

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