I am a computer programmer in the Seattle area, specializing in SQL database design and development. I am a firm believer in civil free speech and the open criticism that free speech requires. Although some of you may disagree with what I write, I urge you to not discriminate against me. Blogs most likely to offend; those on politics or religion. Least likely to offend, blogs on computers, books and movies, and about science.
I am constitutional literalist, socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I am an agnostic atheist, and work to ensure that everyone understand there are limitations to our metaphysical constucts. I love the wonderful process of discovery we call science, and my one regret is that I’ll probably never see how it all works out. I love film and making movies, books and writing, computers and coding, the Internet and online participation.
GOVERNMENT must be based on the CONSENT of a FREE and INFORMED people. This system has many failure points, but it’s the best we’ve got so far.
The concepts of infallibility and inerrancy are antithetical to all reasonable thought and discourse. We must both respect and question ALL authority, including our own.
I strongly support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
I was raised in a “nondenominational evangelical church”, now more commonly referred to as “fundamentalist Christianity”. I rejected this “One Way” religion when my doubt finally overcame my faith. This doubt came from observing and learning about the systems of the world, and realizing how parochial and unreasonably confident my faith structure had been. The price of this deprogramming is an eternal fascination with religious belief of all kinds.
Cognition comes from the brain. When the brain dies, cognition ends. Matter became self-aware through a process of physical and psychological improvements. How this all was accomplished is not understood very well, but what we do know is fascinating!