A Scientific Description of GodSubmitted by DJP333 on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 23:26
Words are only as good as their definitions. Faulty definitions will inherently lead to faulty understandings and vice versa. This is especially true when a word and its definition are contentious.
There is no word in any language which has been the subject of as much conflict, both in the realm of ideas and in the physical world as the word “god”. In that sense it is a dangerous topic to address, but it's also an important topic for the same reason.
We have a choice in how we handle this topic. We have the option of shifting this conversation to a new frequency. But we also need to be aware of our current condition. There are deep emotions tied to the word god and the definition people give that word and it's very easy for discussions to degrade. As such I request that we all make an effort to keep the interactions in the comments rational and civil.