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The Existence of God

Is there really a God? Or did everything just poof?


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    Jun 13 2013: Cheyenne,

    Something to consider is how we as humans process information in order to form opinions.What the so-called "rational" decision-maker will do when faced with perfect information, including a complete and total knowledge of all possible outcomes with absolutely no uncertainty?In the real world, we know that the information available to us is rarely perfect or complete which will account for bad decisions yet there is another issue: most human behaviors is simply not rational,our subconscious tricks our brains to make decisions that we later find out are wrong. Take, for example, the idea of a self-serving bias, which enables humans to see themselves as much better than they are. If 80 percent of people rate themselves as "better-than-average" drivers, it's clear that a large number of us are fooling ourselves. Humans are also irrational in how they frame information, or fail to comprehend how the sources of this information may frame it to sway their opinions. For example, most people are much more likely to undergo an operation with a reported 80 percent success rate than one with a reported 20 percent risk of death, even though these numbers represent the same level of risk, we clearly fool ourselves at times and one of those ways is the God delusion. Faith based systems cocoons themselves into a "bubble of beliefs ignoring facts outside that perimeter.
    Or it may be that all of us live in a self-made "bubble" of beliefs that works for each individual , so my bubble is different from yours as we experience reality.
    Then enters the scientific method, it works outside the subjective "bubble" and systemically assembles a picture of reality. At which point God becomes subjective and irrelevant.

    "I am I plus my circumstances"
    Ortega y Gasset

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