Daniel Friedmann’s prior books explain key events in the history of the universe, when they happened, and what is likely to happen next here on Earth. But what about how the universe started and how first animal life came about. The Origins series addresses each of these events exploring what science has uncovered and what scripture says to gain an understanding of origins.
AUTHOR OF THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER THE GENESIS ONE CODE. READERS’ FAVORITE 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER AND FINALIST IN THE 2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS.
Daniel Friedmann P.Eng., M.A.Sc., a Readers’ Favorite 2013 International Book Award Winner, studies the origin of the universe and life on earth from both the scientific and biblical perspectives. His work on reconciling the biblical account with scientific observation utilizing his biblical clock formula has been reported in conferences, various newspapers, magazines, television and radio talk shows.
He is Chairman of Carbon Engineering, a company leading the commercialization of groundbreaking Direct Air Capture technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere so it can be permanently stored deep underground, or used to produce clean, affordable transportation fuels, mitigating climate change. He was the President and CEO of a global communications and information company until May 2016. He holds a master’s degree in engineering physics and has published more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers on space industry topics and cosmology. He is also a longtime student of religion and for the past 15 years has attended the Vancouver Kollel center for learning. Friedmann was born in Chile and raised in Canada.
To condemn before investigating is not the modus operandi of an intelligent person. That was the challenge – to read …,January 31, 2016
The author tackles a difficult issue – the synthesis of Big Bag cosmology and Genesis of the Bible. Can he pull it off? Friedmann must have researched to the point of exhaustion (his bibliography shows it) and has come up with quite any accurate timeline that equates two totally opposite perspectives. Skeptics will say that the author simply reverse engineered some mathematics to arrive at his figures. However, it turns out that the code at the basis of this book was conceived of centuries ago – long before the Big Bang timeline even existed. To condemn before investigating is not the modus operandi of an intelligent person. That was the challenge – to read the book with a critical eye to determine whether this was fantasy or a breakthrough. I leave it to readers to make up their own mind, but I can add that Friedmann impressed me, and I’m not easily impressed..
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, November 12, 2013
I found the Genesis One Code incredibly interesting and thought-provoking. The author’s approach was brilliant and creative to reconcile the “conflicting” theories of religion and science. It was refreshing to read a scientific and rationale approach to the issue. The author presents his case in a very logical and credible manner while making it easy to read. Everyone will enjoy this book and its unique approach. I recommend it to everyone.
The Genesis One Code – Readers’ Favorite 2013 International Book Award Winner
Readers Favorite Award Winner Daniel Friedmann offers a rational and reasonable theory. I highly recommend “The Genesis One Code”.
Review by Rich Deem from Evidence for God- 4 stars- June 2013
The Genesis One Code is an interesting, well-written examination of the Genesis one days from a Jewish Kabbalistic perspective. Author Daniel Friedmann has a good handle on the science behind modern cosmology and apparently, extensive knowledge of the Kabbalistic literature. However, the basic premise of of converting creation days into some fixed period of time corresponding to the historical timeframe of the universe results in irreconcilable conflicts between the Genesis one account and the record of science. In reconciling these conflicts, Friedmann nearly always turns to a highly figurative interpretation of Genesis one. Since I have no background in the Kabbalistic literature, I can’t comment on that, but would be interested in others’ perspective on how The Genesis One Code handles what must be at least somewhat diverse Kabbalistic interpretations of Genesis one.
A rational, sensible theory, By the Book Reviews, May 24, 2013
The Genesis One Code Daniel Friedmann (Trade Paperback) 219 pages, illustrated If religion did not involve itself in so many absolutely idiotic debates one wonders what it would do with its day. Pope Pius XII in 1951 may have endorsed the theory of the Big Bang as completely compatible with the Roman Catholic view of creation, however that was a moment of relatively modern enlightenment the number of which can be counted on one finger. Evolution or no evolution, the curious inconsistency of those who would ban abortion yet endorse violent jihad and the death penalty, the secondary status of women; well one could go on forever with this so let’s not. Daniel Friedmann chooses to leap into one of the contentious debates by attempting to reconcile the view of the Bible’s Book of Genesis (Earth created in six days) with that of modern science (Earth created over 13.7 billion years). To his credit, Friedmann mans up to his task and emerges with a rational, sensible theory which therefore will be rejected by fundamentalists on either side. More’s the pity. It really is unfair to boil an author’s 200 plus page book into a sentence, but that\s reviewing for you. Essentially, Friedmann’s argument is that God keeps time his own way. 13.7 billion years to God is six days to you or me. Further, The Genesis One Code argues that the Bible does get the order of things correctly – going from stars first and ending with Adam and Eve, people, plopped into Eden where they immediately start mucking everything up. It is quite an interesting read and Friedmann deserves congratulations for taking on a subject and institutions where the victory he can hope to achieve is at best Pyrrhic. All the more reason to give The Genesis One Code respect. by Hubert O’Hearn – the Book Reviews The best written reviews and most provocative author interviews available anywhere. http://bythebookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
The Broken Gift by Daniel Friedmann Raised Catholic and interested in Kabbalah since 1998, I’ve been asking bigger questions for a long time, and my particular area of interest has been human evolution, from biological, anthropological, and religious standpoints. I consider myself lucky to have been educated in such a way that my Catholic faith and science were never a threat to each other, even as I was aware of people insistent the world was created in 7 days in other fundamentalist and Orthodox circles. Still, no one could really ever dig deeper into what happened at the dawn of humanity, spiritually speaking. Just a few years ago, I became aware of writings by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, Rabbi Sara Yehudit Schneider, Rav Laitman from Bnei Baruch, and Rav Berg from the Kabbalah Centre, which dig a bit deeper into the mystery. I learned about sabbatical cycles, Rabbi Isaac of Acco’s calculations for the age of the universe, The Ari’s wealth of contribution to study even in his short life, and so on. I read The Broken Gift probably a little less than a year ago, thought it was interesting, and actually returned it because I didn’t think it fit in with the worldview that was emerging – but I know now I just wasn’t ready to receive the message. I’ve since studied a but of Rav Ashlag’s Ten Luminous Emanations, based on The Ari’s writings, which talk about reverse evolution, or de-evolution. I remembered this book, and downloaded it again recently for a read. I was ready to receive what it said, and it all made sense. I was amazed. Mr. Friedmann’s book is the book I have wanted to exist for a long time, but hadn’t until recently.
The Broken Gift by Daniel Friedmann The premise of this book, supported by many thought-provoking arguments, is that a dual analysis of scientific evidence and the material related in Genesis lead to the same events and timelines for the beginnings of mankind. Using both scientific and scriptural research, the author, an engineer – seeks to demonstrate a meaningful alignment between what science and the bible tells us. Discussions cover both scientific inquiries, the controversial subject of Creationism, and the current situation of both. The fossil record, genetics, and the timeline for the appearance of homo sapiens are covered. There’s a fascinating interpretation of scriptures as well as the critical conversion of human and divine time to reach similar conclusions regarding humanity’s timeline. Many readers may discern revelations about revelation in Genesis. The book ponders whether there is scientific evidence for the flood. The scientific history of language, from the perspectives of the bible and science, is also especially interesting. Illuminating figures and tables, enhancing the textual assertions, are spread among the chapters. Ample subheads facilitate easy reading of the clearly written book. A glossary of relevant terminology is very handy. The cover design is intriguing. The title by itself is insufficient to reflect the book’s contents. A subtitle suggesting the premise and citing science and the bible would be very worthwhile.
The Broken Gift by Daniel Friedmann (Inspired Books, 2013) FP: Was Adam the first man? Was man created by divine act in less than one day almost 6,000 years ago, as the Bible suggests? Or did man appear 200,000 years ago as the culmination of numerous human-like species that existed during a span of millions of years, as the scientific record shows? Could both be true?… In The Broken Gift, author and aerospace engineer Daniel Friedmann examines the questions and provides an accurate gauge on which science and the Bible can come together…. JI: Using religious and scientific texts and analyses, Friedmann has created an equation that, in his view, solves one of the main problems in reconciling the two narratives of the world’s (and humankind’s) creation: time. The Broken Gift is an interesting thought experiment that also explains Friedmann’s views on the Flood story and its influence (or not) on human history, the number of languages spoken in the world, the free will vs. divinely ordained paradox, and humanity’s mission (and our progress towards the messianic era). While most skeptics won’t be convinced by Friedmann’s arguments, he does raise – and provide possible answers for – many questions that have long been debated.
Road Map To The End Of Days by Daniel Friedmann “Can cosmological time be aligned with biblical time? Is there a pattern leading up to the End of Days? In this epic undertaking, Friedmann cuts a clear path for the reader interested in life’s biggest questions.”
Roadmap To The End of Days by Daniel Friedmann “Apocalyptists beware! The end of days is not upon us: not yet anyway. This book is full of fascinating facts, historical characters shown in a new light, and a peek at what lies ahead for all of creation.”
Roadmap To The End of Days by Daniel Friedmann “Daniel Friedman’s book, “Roadmap to the End of Days,” is very insightful using the past and present narratives and sources in the Torah – Bible as a guide, the Universal Noahide Code (UNC), a means to bring about personal and global redemption to all people. As it says in the End of Days, the whole world will worship the one and only G-D may we see the Messianic Era today.”
The Biblical Clock by Daniel Friedmann “Whether the reader enters this discussion from the purely religious side or from the purely scientific/secular side, the one (of many) points that Friedmann and Sheldon make is that there is no reason for combative separatism.Their honesty and humility are most welcome, no matter the preconceived notions of the reader. Food for thought and for discussion during a period in our history when aspects of the origins debate and the Apocalypse seem to dominate.”
The Biblical Clock by Daniel Friedmann “Award-winning writers pioneering sensational yet magnificently written information on key concepts relating to cosmic origins and human destiny. Will rejuvenate millions of hearts.”
The Biblical Clock by Daniel Friedmann “An eye-opening narrative that guides you on the twisting trail to truth about the sands of time and God’s great hourglass. Impeccably detailed, brilliantly researched.”
INVITE DANIEL TO SPEAK
With his unique background in business (he was CEO of Canada’s leading aerospace company for 20 years), science (he is a professional engineer and holds a master’s degree in engineering physics), and spirituality (a longtime student of religion and for the past 14 years has attended the Vancouver Kollel center for learning), Daniel Friedmann offers fascinating and engaging talks that resonate and captivate a diverse audience. He has presented at spirituality conferences, schools, places of worship, community centers, homes and museums.
Audiences have included youth, teenagers, college and university students, families and the general public.
Is there a blue print for the Universe?
Was Adam the first man?
Adam vs. the Homo sapiens?
Reconciling the Genesis Flood with scientific observation.
Babel and the development of languages.
Is the universe 6000 years old or 13.8 billion years old?
Are we near the End of Days? What will happen next?
Demystifying Biblical Messianic prophecy.
From the beginning of time until then End of Days.
Daniel presented his material from The Genesis One Code at our 2014 conference. It was one of the most talked-about sessions of the 40 we offered and led to his participants inviting him to speak at other venues and events in the subsequent months.
Daniel gave a great talk at our educational center on the topic “Is there a blueprint for the Universe?”. He is passionate about the subject, and has a deep scientific background that was evident from his talk and his two published books. There was a wide ranging audience, but everyone young and old, expert and novice found it interesting and engaging. The format was a 60min talk, with A/V, with 30 min of question after. Even though Daniel is a busy guy, he gave everyone more than enough time and attention. He was even changed his flight to accommodate our schedule. Would definitely recommend Daniel, I already recommended my sister’s synagogue to set up a talk, which was highly praised as well.
As the Head of School, I get lots of calls about guest speakers. We are very selective with whom we bring in. However, choosing Daniel was the best decision. He has an amazing ability to connect to both parents and students. We hosted two separate events: one for our parent body and one for our middle school. Both groups were engaged and extremely impressed with Daniel. He captured their attention and beautifully intertwined science and Judaism. However, the most amazing part of his lectures is what took place after Daniel left campus. I found middle school students sitting during their break reviewing and talking about the information Daniel provided. It has been over a year since Daniel spoke, and I often hear his name quoted in our school by our students. This is a sign of a true education and gifted presenter. I would recommend Daniel without any hesitation. Rabbi Shaye Guttenberg
READ MY LATEST BLOG POST