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.)
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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.
We had the pleasure of having Sean Carroll as our guest on The Think Atheist Radio Show, on May 1st.
It was a great episode.
It has been practically demanded of me to comment on the aftermath of this non-event. I promise I wasn’t going to because I really don’t think we need to elaborate much on this issue, but since we’re on it, let’s just establish a few points, but first, yeah, we have Camping on video. Continue reading
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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.
In 2006, Daniel Dennett was rushed to the hospital for a life-threatening tear in the major vessel carrying blood from his heart. Remarkably, during a nine hour surgery, doctors discovered that scar tissue from an earlier surgery had likely saved his life. Both critics and colleagues wondered if perhaps this experience would change Dennett’s outlook.
“As I now enter a gentle period of recuperation, I have much to reflect on,” he wrote in an open letter entitled “Thank Goodness!” “Yes, I did have an epiphany. I saw with greater clarity than ever before in my life that when I say ‘Thank goodness!’ this is not merely a euphemism for ‘Thank God!’ (We atheists don’t believe that there is any God to thank.) I really do mean thank goodness! . . . It is a worthy recipient of the gratitude I feel today, and I want to celebrate that fact here and now.
“What, though, do I say to those of my religious friends (and yes, I have quite a few religious friends) who have had the courage and honesty to tell me that they have been praying for me? I have gladly forgiven them, for there are few circumstances more frustrating than not being able to help a loved one in any more direct way. I confess to regretting that I could not pray (sincerely) for my friends and family in time of need, so I appreciate the urge, however clearly I recognize its futility.”
—Daniel C. Dennett, “Thank Goodness!”
So this morning I tweeted this image. I can’t remember where I stole it from. It was so cute.
So just to gain more time, I think, (although that might have worked backwards for him) Camping changed the accuracy of his prediction, and made it a global event on a time zone by time zone basis — just like Santa on Christmas Eve.
The thing is that by that ‘time zone by time zone’ token, the rapture should have taken place in New Zealand already… and guess what — it didn’t happen……….yet?
So, this LOLcat made me laugh for a solid 10 minutes. I’m still giggling, thought I would share this one with you, too.
So have a laugh, you guys. Who knows, a solar flare could make us go in a blink… funny thing is – best case scenario – we would have like eight minutes to get ready.