Can Scientists and Religious Leaders See Eye to Eye?



100 Responses

  1. Jubilee

    December 16, 2018 4:50 pm

    Middle Ground is back!! Thanks everyone for watching this highly requested episode. As always, we are not saying science and religion necessarily have to exclude each other – there are religious scientists out there! Instead, we are exploring two sides that society often pits against each other in hopes of finding middle ground #radicalempathy. Let us know in the comments below what future episodes you'd like to see!

  2. Melvin Seetoh

    August 24, 2019 10:51 am

    Everyone was pointing out that the rabbi isn't a rabbi, while I'm over here thinking which denomination of Christianity this pastor is, because he believes in a strange version of life after death

  3. abdullah

    August 24, 2019 12:24 pm

    why didn't you bring a muslim, islam is the second most popular religion, i think their prespective is very important

  4. K Ash

    August 24, 2019 5:43 pm

    Shoulder pain relief? Easily explainable by the PLACEBO EFFECT. Moreover, it would have been interesting to know how long it lasted… I bet you the pain came back and he needed that special "lord touch" again. Funny, one would assume that your Lord would cure for good, no? And haven't you noticed how those "healers" always "cure" something like shoulder pain, back pain but never things like cancer? Or HIV? Or Ebola? Or even diabetes? No? I wonder why…

  5. John C

    August 24, 2019 10:46 pm

    Guys, stop hating at the Rabbi, she was great too. Maybe you missed her point.
    Also she said she's a reformative Jew, so of course she's gonna have different opinions than a "traditional" jew.

  6. Jeremiah Robinson

    August 25, 2019 12:43 am

    I would read a journal about the failures because that's really important and this video brought clarity

  7. ForAllThe StupidShit

    August 25, 2019 1:33 am

    Seriously, how can you make these videos a part of the education curriculum in Canada and the US?

  8. Shenlan

    August 25, 2019 10:03 pm

    I was confused/endeared by the rabbi so I quickly checked on Wikipedia the definition of Reconstructionist Judaism.

    “Kaplan (the founder, let’s say) believed that, in light of advances in philosophy, science and history, it would be impossible for modern Jews to continue to adhere to many of Judaism's traditional theological claims.”

    “Kaplan affirmed that God is not anthropomorphic in any way. […] Kaplan's theology went further to claim that God is not personal, and not a conscious being, nor can God in any way relate to or communicate with humanity. Kaplan's theology defines God as the sum of all natural processes that allow people to become self-fulfilled.”

    I do not pretend to be able to understand a belief by checking out Wikipedia, but I found it quite an interesting evolution of our perception of God.

    Here is its most consequential confutation (summarised).

    “Many writers have criticized the movement […] for being intellectually dishonest for using terms such as “God” and “revelation”, being it a form of "conversion by definition"; in their critique, these redefinitions take non-theistic beliefs and attach theistic terms to them.”

    Quite a reasonable criticism, but It would be rather shallow to consider Reconstructionist Judaism hypocritical to its core.

    If you are still reading you should probably check out a decent source.

    Anyways, interesting discovery. Good content. Thanks.

  9. lester andes

    August 26, 2019 9:31 am

    I'm Father Lemaître, man behind the BIG BANG Theory. I am a scientist and a Catholic priest.

    I wonder why this channel seem to intentionally ignore very intellectual scientific Catholics and Orthodox Christians out there, some of which are former irreligious and atheists.

  10. Ace Star

    August 26, 2019 1:34 pm

    But Buddhists don’t believe in a God, some argue it’s not even a religion but a way of life. And that Rabbi wasn’t showing Judaism properly because Judaism is a bit like the original bible (cough cough the world was created) the only one that was true to the belief is the pastor. You should of done Islam and Hinduism and Christianity

  11. Enlightened Sista

    August 26, 2019 4:57 pm

    When the rabbi said "Im totally Zen" and looked at the Buddist monk I cringed. She was weird most of the video and made no sense most of the time. Everyone was able to clearly articulate why they felt the way they did but she was stranger.

  12. Fam4RM

    August 27, 2019 2:55 am

    Scientific Consensus: Most (if not all, just leaving myself an out) verified religious miracles are easily explained by science. There is no challenges to science. However, the possibilites of life existing as it does on Earth is so low that it may point to a Creator.

  13. hyped kidPh

    August 27, 2019 10:49 am

    i have a question but dont judge or be mad with we but if a scientist doesn't believe in god whould you call them an atheist ?? pls dont judge me

  14. adetokun abeeb

    August 27, 2019 8:38 pm

    please do another one and bring a muslim leader or jew too. i'm recommending Shabir Ally the muslim leader.

  15. Mateen

    August 28, 2019 3:55 pm

    It is very sad that none of them believe in a Creator and that they think science has anything to do with that.

  16. Semir

    August 28, 2019 10:48 pm

    How can religious people (except the Buddhist) don't agree that the universe was created by god? The whole concept of god makes even less sense that way.

  17. Semir

    August 28, 2019 11:04 pm

    Science CAN answer moral questions. How? Our prehistorical ancestors where living in small groups and we were very dependent on each other. Every death of a tribe member, especially a grown up, was very harmful for the whole tribe. We also developed empathy which answers most moral questions. This is all evolution.

  18. Queen of Meong

    August 29, 2019 6:57 pm

    you are better to have Muslim in this conversation. they're balanced between religion and science. they're the most intelligent and pious people. they're believers and also scientists

  19. Simo Henrik

    August 29, 2019 8:19 pm

    "But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”" (Luke 19:40)

    "Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”" (Numbers 22:28)

    ""An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand."" (Isaiah 1:3)

    "“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?" (Jeremiah 32:27)

  20. d b

    August 30, 2019 12:39 am

    Let's have educated and professional scientists talk to woo-woo make-believe embracing noodleheads. Why? What's the point? Science is facts — FACTS! — and the others … who cares? Santa Clause, Tooth Fairies, Bigfoot, Invisible Sky-Man, magic … who cares, it's fantasy and fiction. Why are you even trying to give credibility to self-delusional people by trying to put them on the same level as fact based researchers?

  21. Narayan Koss

    August 30, 2019 12:46 am

    Ayyyyy science is cool, but its like a dog sniffing its own ass it likes what is smells, however it doesnt change the fact that its still shite

  22. Jane lane

    August 31, 2019 11:57 am

    Both of these camps follow a dogma but the religious dogmas are much more obvious .These should include people who have a a more middle view point who are free from the dogmatic beliefs.

  23. Sky Patronus

    August 31, 2019 6:43 pm

    How can you do this video without getting a representative of the world's most practiced religion; Islam?????

  24. Turtle_Lord97

    August 31, 2019 9:28 pm

    Most people in the comments criticizing the Rabbi are probably not even Jews. Most rabbis are like her, in Judaism the Torah is not to be taken literally.

  25. Keira Bailey-Hughes

    September 1, 2019 12:52 pm

    The rabbi was a bit confusing otherwise this was such a great conversation. No arguing, they were all basically all the way through calm! It was honestly pretty beautiful and inspiring.

  26. Susss X

    September 1, 2019 12:58 pm

    How can a pastor say that he didn’t knew if praying would really heal a person? Where’s is your faith then? I don’t get it.

  27. Xcraetor

    September 1, 2019 6:07 pm

    I don’t like saying that there are things science can’t explain, I prefer to say that there are things science hasn’t explained yet

  28. FERHAT

    September 2, 2019 9:12 am

    please help me pass these 4000 minutes and 1000 subscribersŞu 4000 saat 1000 aboneyi geçmeme yardımcı olur musunuz

  29. Sammy Sam

    September 3, 2019 7:22 am

    In the pursuit of knowledge and truth, yes. Other than that, they both have different goals and for different reason. Religion is based on belief of reward and punishment. Science is based on discovery and understanding.
    Neither can prove nor disprove.

  30. Abid Chowdhury

    September 4, 2019 7:36 am

    No….insofar as religions always try to actively hinder scientific reasoning, progress and principles. Religion is an outdated way of thinking that should be left behind for something that actually works and is based on verifiable evidence, which is SCIENCE.

  31. Mohammed Jeelani Shaikh

    September 4, 2019 4:10 pm

    Scientists make life easier of people….. religious leaders make life confused.. religious leaders propagates their teaching through , scientists invention…..
    According to me , as a Muslim and doctor ( surgeon) the religion should be personal , it should be between person and God ….
    Moral character is dependent on genes….

  32. R. Hasan

    September 4, 2019 7:22 pm

    There is no muslim priest…good for you

    If there was one the interview would go like this-

    christian guy: blah blah
    Jew lady: blah blah blah
    Volcanolohist: blah blah blah

    Muslim guy: boom

  33. Smiley_Idk

    September 6, 2019 7:12 pm

    explain why most scientists who try to find that God doesnt exist, have more evidence then he DOES exist. Then they become a christian scientist, or something else.

  34. Breflections

    September 7, 2019 8:57 pm

    What the heck, lady? How can you be a Rabbi and believe in Judaism, but actually not believe in it at all? 🤦🏼‍♀️

  35. sara

    September 7, 2019 11:32 pm

    idk why everone's hating on the rabbi, she seems like such a good person– maybe a little ignorant ("zen")– but a good person, nonetheless.

  36. Ellis K

    September 9, 2019 7:15 am

    i literally can not explain enough how much i love middle ground,, i am literally going through each season playlist to check if i missed any episodes just in case thank you jubilee i love you and i don't think you will see this comment because it's too far back long ago but it's okay because the internet will know i love you jubileeeee

  37. Angela Ferrari

    September 9, 2019 9:31 am

    can science help morality? YES. Science teaches equality between 'races' (i.e. ethnicities) and sexes. The theory of evolution teaches to view the world in the eco mode rather than the ego one (i.e. human beings are not the center, but rather a part of the cosmos).
    I believe that secularism should point more at the great potentiality of science as a possible source of explanation for old traditional ethics and morals. Evolution mainly explains how our moral compass makes sense in view of natural selection and survival of the species.

  38. Ike Frost

    September 9, 2019 12:45 pm

    Heroine addicts vs meth addicts

    OnlyFans vs Porn Stars

    Single Mothers vs housewife mothers

    Beyoncé Fans vs Mariah Carey Fans

    Dead or Alive fans vs Tekken fans

    Just kidding, these aren’t going to happen. Although I wouldn’t mind the Mariah Fans vs the Beyoncé fans.

  39. Paige Haley

    September 10, 2019 2:44 am

    I really love that a lot of times when they sit down together they realize that they didn’t necessarily disagree with each other they just interpreted the question differently. I think that it really helps them open their eyes to each other’s opposing believes. It’s what makes this series so beautiful to watch.


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