Chacham Dan

Daniel Barwell is Chacham Dan. But what’s with the crazy handle? “Chacham or Hacham” is a term in Judaism, meaning a wise or skillful man. The word is generally used to designate a cultured and learned person: “He who says a wise thing is called a hakham, even if he be not a Jew” (Meg.16a). Hence in Talmudic-Midrashic literature wise and learned gentiles are commonly called hakme ummot ha-‘olam, or “wise men of the nations of the world”.

Proverbs 9: 9,10- Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 

At eighteen years of age, Dan miraculously survived a 240 foot cliff accident, which became a life altering event. He has been serving the Lord since for 30++ years. In his younger days, Dan blossomed in full time Christian Ministry, was a dynamic speaker and educator in the A.C.E education system. Dan loved seeding factual answers into exuberant minds and took great joy when students excelled. Until one day in class, when a high school student asked a geologic question, citing their curriculum material made no sense, Dan gave the latest evidence on the matter.

A drama shock-wave ensued through the school and church and Dan was hauled into the principal’s office to clarify. Dan had sited Cambridge Professor C.M.R. Fowler’ newly released book “The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics” to the students. Dan was told ‘we do not believe that’ and that he could no longer share from secular sources. Dan stood in the position that ‘scripture does NOT demand discord with the evidence‘, and that he could not ‘in good faith’ teach things contrary to evidence, as that would stunt the students growth and cause harm in the long run. This incident was an obvious collision between belief and evidence.

It appeared to Dan that some believers prefer ‘traditions of man’, rather than resolving a difficult issue. Instead of compromising integrity, Dan resigned his beloved and desired profession…but continued work on resolving that difficult geologic issue. For employment, Dan spent nearly 25 years in the auto industry during the ‘safety integration era’. This allowed him to focus on the physics of collision and the dampening processes, which has developed into a unique sight, useful for research purposes.

As part of his continuing study in theology, Dan has spent the last 18 years intently studying from Jewish Rabbi’s. Holding dearly, that the Rabbi’s most of all have ‘taught me how to learn’. Wisdom sheds logical fallacy to pursue potential, which loves “the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind“. In November 2017, Dan  embraced the authorized Noahide Code, leaving behind Christianity as an idolatrous man made religion.

Dan is also a published author and over the last 12 years has pursued graphic design into many forms of computer generated animation. He discovered the geologic origin for the South Atlantic Anomaly in 2006, and had this discovery confirmed and copy-written time stamped in July of 2015. Successfully re-writing the Theory of Plate Tectonics, he spent six years measuring and mapping earths surface, followed by three years animating a 4K resolution Global surface map, based upon the CCGC’s World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map. His most recent works include the award winning film “Fingerprints of the Flood“, and he is currently completing what he calls a complete “Genesis Simulation”.