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What sense perceives god?

As promised, this is a Tweetblog based on a question I asked on Twitter and all your replies.

I’m posting it mostly for fun, (read: don’t take this too seriously), most of your replies are hilarious, thought we could get a kick out of these tweets, and hopefully someone will eventually come up with an answer that we can grasp.

We need to ask serious questions like: Where is god, why can’t we see it, hear it, touch it…

What is the “God sense”, and what body part or phenomena is it responding to, and can its existence be detected in any way?

If there is such thing as the “God Sense,” why do different people perceive god in different ways?

So for now we’ll go with this assertion: I don’t think there is a “God Sense,” and if there is, I wanna know where it is and how it works, and some evidence would be nice.

(All the links and buttons in the tweets are live links, so if you want to reply, retweet, bookmark, favorite, you can do it from within each Tweet.)


If you believe in god, what exactly is the sense that perceives god, & how does it work? None of the known five, I guess. #atheism #atheistSat May 28 23:04:37 via SocialScope


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Sean Carroll: Distant time and the hint of a multiverse

At TEDxCaltech, cosmologist Sean Carroll attacks — in an entertaining and thought-provoking tour through the nature of time and the universe — a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.

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Prof. Lawrence Krauss

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Professor Lawrence Krauss is a Cosmologist, theoretical physicist at Arizona State University where he is the director of the school’s Origins Project, “a national center for research and outreach on origins issues, from the origins of the universe, to human origins, to the origins of consciousness and culture.”

His research interests include “the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics.” He gained widespread notoriety on the internet when, posted to YouTube, was a video of his 2009 AAI talk, “A Universe From Nothing”; a video that explained why the question “what came before the universe?” doesn’t demand the answer theists pretend it does. This talk is to become the basis for a book set for release in early 2012.

Prof. Krauss is a best-selling author of The Physics of Star Trek, and Atom: A Single Oxygen Atom’s Journey from the Big Bang, to Life on Earth…and Beyond. His new book Quantum Man, about the life and work of Richard Feynman, is out now.

Prof. Krauss talked with us on the heels of his debate with Christian apologist William Lane Craig.