Obviously everyone's just been guessing what God must be like, and the conclusions people come up with depend 90% of the time on what the culture they grew up in tell them is true. Fortunately, enough people have enough smarts to realize how well science explains a growing number of past mysteries, which additionally leads us to better predictions of the future. Especially predictions like "if I do X, I've learned that Y happens". You know, a scientific method, or something like that.

Now, the stuff I don't understand yet, well, that's easy: Godditit!

OK, but look, theists, we all know that the easy, Godditit answer eventually gives way to "Aha, Y happens because of what we now know happens to X... something we just could not actually know for *sure* until someone familiar with science guessed correctly, tested the guess, and finally wrote about the causitive relationships... i.e. if you will, HOW Godditit! Like seriously folks, isn't that a great way to understand God better than ever? I mean, if God set forth Natural Law, gave us brains, language, two super-dexterious hands freed up with bipedal ambulation, and what have you, and not necesssarily in that order, doesn't God want us to discover how he nudges our personal realities along using the science God created JUST FOR US!?

I think so. And that's why I want to start a new holy book, that investigatinng just how God does everything: "God of the Nudges". I'll start (below) with an example of how I think God *might* do it, or did it. Let's bring God and science back together again, in our books and conversations, just like God intended us to! (I mean, *probably*.)

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Comment by Pope Beanie on April 10, 2017 at 6:10pm
Ok, most of us understand how, in optics, an image that passes through a lens gets inverted, i.e. it turns upside down. So I think I've figured out how God tuns the image in our eyeballs right-side-up again, so that we're not always confused by (say) the difference beween a floor and a ceiling, or (like back in our cave days) the difference between the edge of a cliff, and the edge of a cloud. (We're talking about survival out there in the real world... God's World, folks! And we all know that God wants us to not fall off of cliffs, and enjoy the beauty of other natural formations too, like clouds.)

Q: How does God make us see right-side-up Instead of up-side-down?
A: God just turns all eyeballs up-side-down, causing two up-side-downs in a row to add up to right-side-up. Viola!
Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 10, 2017 at 7:01pm
Turning eyeballs is clever, but does it earn her/him/it the name 'God' and all the perquisites that accompany the name?

Did he/she/it also shorten the tailbone so it doesn't stick out and embarrass us?
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 10, 2017 at 7:53pm

If God made one of my eyes to be upside down would I see things sideways?

Comment by Pope Beanie on April 10, 2017 at 8:25pm
"but does it earn her/him/it the name 'God'"

Good question.

Not by itself, but there are still so *many* other nudges to discover, whether prophesied, or still in research stage. And btw, I won't say "He or She" until we can agree on what the evidence points to (penis, vagina, what-have-you), AND its preferred restroom.
Comment by Pope Beanie on April 10, 2017 at 8:33pm
"would I see things sideways?"

Hmmm, I think that'd be just for fishes, or maybe just flounders... or some other kind of F-named animal I'm trying to recall...
Comment by Strega on April 11, 2017 at 7:08am
Fronkeys?
Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 11, 2017 at 9:36am
"...so many other nudges to discover...."

And so many fuckups. Who but a sadist would invent tooth decay?
Comment by Davis Goodman on April 11, 2017 at 11:46am

@Eyes. There was an experiment where patients were given glasses that turned ones view upside down. After a day or so of nausea and dissiness...they grew accustom to it and in very little time (I don't remember how many days) they functioned perfectly fine. The brain renders out visual input filling in a kiteral hole (in the centre of the eye and fills in some blanks based on a lack of awareness or even previous experience and our rendering of visual input can even be a lie based on psychological stress or influence.) Its no surprise the brain adapts. When it came time to take off the glasses they suffered the same dizziness and nausea and it took several hours before their rendering of visual input went back to "normal". I imagine the same would happen with vision changed 90° but we will never know until some brave volunteers try it.

Comment by Davis Goodman on April 11, 2017 at 11:53am

@Tooth decay. I suffer severe backpain and had my shattered in a dozen places and set multiple times with no anaesthetic but I believe a 48 hour long tooth ache is worse. The kind of torture you suffer over a tiny little tooth goes far beyond the benefits ad pressures of natural selection it is indeed a case of our teeth not possibly having enough time to adapt tothe ever changing human diet.

If a God did create our teeth keeping in mind the human diet...and does nothing while every single human being at least once will keel over with screaming tooth agony...then he is one messed up immoral monster.

Comment by Strega on April 11, 2017 at 12:36pm
Do you suppose the Tooth Fairy is Satan? You know, in disguise and all...

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