That's even presuming the god we discover is the god of the bible! I mean, what if he/she/it comes back with:
Good gravy! You guys actually believed that crap?!? Naaah, I got the whole thing started then went on vacation for a bit. You'd be amazed how a couple billion years' rest gives you a whole new perspective on things!
Richard Dawkins says that there are some questions that are ridiculous to ask, such as what is north of the north pole.
It's a dumb question but I appreciate you are making discussion.
Science can only discover nature and not a supernature.
I agree with Steph_S.
I have no worry whatsover this will ever happen. If it was going to happen it would have already.
I agree with you. If it was going to happen, it would have already. What! Me worry?
As a purely hypothetical thought, if science is able to reveal a god, at worst it would be "interesting" in that it might allow us to define or explain things in a new or modified way and add to our understanding of how the world works.
I've often humorously postulated that; just as we look into the world of atoms and sub-atomic particles, with a small nucleus being "orbited" by electrons, that the same thing could apply for infinite scales, upwards and downwards - perhaps our planet could be seen as a sub-atomic particle in the "atom" of the solar system or galaxy, and on some unfathomable scale upwards, we could be constituent of a molecule in the skin-cell of some creature, just as electrons are a constituent of your arm, or your dog's anus, or your desk's veneer.
Although intended as humour, I would suggest that this would be the only possible scenario in which we could find a "superior being" - something totally indifferent and even unaware of our presence. Certainly not to be feared or worshipped.
However, if the Judeo-Christian god is detected (and maybe communicated with), then I will be forced to admit that the world is a far more depressing place than I had ever imagined; like an ant colony becoming aware of a petulant child, crouching over their nest magnifying-glass in hand...
Chris C, my Mom always says maybe we (our planet) are part of a cell on someones body, but she thinks we are a cancer cell. lol.~ Melinda
LOL Melinda I always call humans parasites, I think your Mom and I would get along famously!
I'll bet you would Tammy! We would too!~ Melinda