Re: What is your definition of God? 100 words or less.

How do you define something that is generally excepted as undefinable? That would be a great question.  Honestly, I would like to think that I have a good answer to this question but it would be so hard to try and put soemthing that is so huge on a minute scale.  If you try and define something then that makes it more real and on your level but God or Buddha or Allah or whatever is incredible and giant that taking it apart bit by bit would make it something that would be equal to any one of us so then there would be nothing "all powerful" or something like that to believe in.  Humans have an innate need to believe in something, even Atheists, if we didn't, life wouldn't be pretty.  So with that, I decline defining god because I find it to be impossible and honestly to be a very irrational thing to do because it could destroy belief, not religion, belief which is the very basis of our existence.  Incidently, if this makes no sense, I apologize, but I think I did a pretty good job.

Big Think
Sponsored by Lumina Foundation

Upvote/downvote each of the videos below!

As you vote, keep in mind that we are looking for a winner with the most engaging social venture pitch - an idea you would want to invest in.

Keep reading Show less

7 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Here are 7 often-overlooked World Heritage Sites, each with its own history.

Photo by Raunaq Patel on Unsplash
Culture & Religion
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites are locations of high value to humanity, either for their cultural, historical, or natural significance.
  • Some are even designated as World Heritage Sites because humans don't go there at all, while others have felt the effects of too much human influence.
  • These 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites each represent an overlooked or at-risk facet of humanity's collective cultural heritage.
Keep reading Show less

Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics

Famous physicists like Richard Feynman think 137 holds the answers to the Universe.

Pixabay
Surprising Science
  • The fine structure constant has mystified scientists since the 1800s.
  • The number 1/137 might hold the clues to the Grand Unified Theory.
  • Relativity, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics are unified by the number.
Keep reading Show less

Scientists discover how to trap mysterious dark matter

A new method promises to capture an elusive dark world particle.

Surprising Science
  • Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) devised a method for trapping dark matter particles.
  • Dark matter is estimated to take up 26.8% of all matter in the Universe.
  • The researchers will be able to try their approach in 2021, when the LHC goes back online.
Keep reading Show less