People want to know all kinds of things. Scientists, philosophers,... all search and search, hoping to know more. If the goal is to know God, then they will not find him that way. You can study, learn, and research for a million years and never get to know God. The Lord is not to be found in test tubes, cannot be cornered and examined, and is beyond the reach of our intellect. You will only find him when you have the right attitude and mind-set, then he will reveal himself to you. The way to know him is really simple ~ it just involves the heart. Be humble, beg, and wait, and he is there. This is what faith is all about. This is why faith is so beautiful. Sadly, this is also why so many do not get to know God.