Blogging about spirituality and science – Introduction to me
I hope that my blogs can be a blessing to all. I realize that posting about these two topics together – spirituality and science – may seem a little crazy or off-putting to some. Society’s standards put these two topics in opposition to each other. Many people would say that science is the opposition of spirituality. I am here to say that these two topics are not only aligned, they can compliment each other. I will blog more about this later. The point of this blog is to provide answers for how I see it in a way that will provide blessing and enlightenment to all.
I have a graduate degree from an accredited university in geology. My primary research focus has been on active tectonics, geomorphology, seismology and geophysics. I cannot speak with authority on other scientific disciplines, although I consider myself well-read in many other science foci. I have been involved with field work on the San Andreas fault in California, lectured as both a college professor and public lecturer, and represented large scientific research efforts at conferences, meetings, and board committees.
Before I state my religion, I want all to understand that how we perceive someone’s beliefs on religion is often based on the people that represent the religion. This is usually not the best representation of anyone’s religion. We cannot say all Muslims are terrorists because of their sect of extremists, that all Catholic priests are child molesters or that all Protestant Christians are judgmental bigots because of Westboro Baptist Church. We also can’t assume positive associations with religions.. that all Buddhists are enlightened or Mormons have perfect and wholesome family lives.
The unification of these two topics, science and spirituality, boils down to the basic search for meaning in life. What is the truth? What IS truth? Why am I here? Where did life come from? What is my purpose? What is right and wrong?
I will be addressing these questions in future posts. Blessings.