Two Cambridge University engineers have come to the conclusion that the manna eaten by the Israelites during their wandering through the Sinai was a single cell protein produced by a machine from outer space. Rodney Dale and George Sassoon, both well-respected in the field of engineering research, air their theory in the equally respected magazine New Scientist.
They argue that in the Kabbala the miracle in the wilderness is attributed not to the Almighty but to “the ancient of days.” From the Kabbalistic description of “the ancient of days.” they deduce that it might have been how a primitive culture would have described a sophisticated machine. The article appears tomorrow–April Fools Day.
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