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Peter Emer

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Is God Real?

Its human nature to seek superiority and its human nature to seek an authoritative entity to take responsibility and control of one's life. So i often wonder if God is just that idea. The idea of a god that is all powerful and all knowing and just superior in everyday than any human being, is the very idea that makes me question the legitimacy of a God. We tend to subscribe to a divine command or an authoritative figure. The creator of the universe gets to set the rules and do anything it likes with its creations like sending them for eternal punishment.

And lastly, everyone that believes in a divine command gets the same satisfaction from believing in something that everyone else gets no matter what they believe in.

I am just interested in the TED community's input on this. I am a student of life, so i take no biases even if it sounds like it sometimes. :)

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      Mar 9 2013: Interesting perspective man. Just a quick question, this is a little off topic but i just want know what you think about. Do you think we will lead ourselves to self destruction?.....if we are not on that path already
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      Mar 9 2013: I don't think the so called god particle is anything to do with theistic gods from a scientific perspective.

      Just one of the final sub atomic particles theorized. A type of bosun I believe. The higgs bosun.

      It's a figure of speech, or a glorified label, based on a book title I believe and the media loved it.

      Sorry to disappoint. Still no compelling evidence of gods even if they do create and detect a Higgs Bosun. Unless you think atoms are evidence for gods.

      Agree we can do a better job living on planet earth.
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        Mar 9 2013: The Higgs boson has nothing to do with diety. The author of the book wanted to title the book "The God-___ Particle," because of its being the last missing and elusive piece in a model that was otherwise working well.

        The editor or promoter encouraged the change of title to something more catchy. As you say, the media loved it and people have been misled by that label ever since.

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