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Casey Christofaris

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If god evolved much like it has through out history, how would it the evolution start? The idea that created thought of god or higher being

For interest of argument and context. I am asserting a generic god, no religion. Just the idea of a god.

It had to come from some where we have as a society have pretty much at one point in time or another worshiped everything. From the sun to the moon to animals.

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    Oct 11 2012: I think god(or should i say gods) we're origonally thought up to explain things that early man couldn't make sense of otherwise(No science). Many civilizations from history such as the Vikings, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Mayans etc. had multiple gods to explain things such as solar eclipses, lightning storms and rough seas. Today I think the main role of "God" is to explain 2 simple, significant questions that science has yet to prove fully.



    1. How did we come to be?

    2. What happens after we die?



    However i believe that even if the 2 questions above are solved using science, people will still find a reason to look above to a god.
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      Oct 11 2012: I would agree about even finding the those answers we will still look to the heavens. But even Einstein talked about "spirit" even though he condoned organized religion.
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        Oct 17 2012: Einstein's use of the term was poetic, much like Stephen Hawking's.

        "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this..... For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them. "

        from a handwritten letter by Albert Einstein in 1954
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      Oct 11 2012: So it will always be a circle discovery to explain, things that can not be explained?

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