THE IMAGINARY ABSOLUTE Gustav Köln was a physicist for life. His work had been all that mattered to him, but he had recently taken a wife – a dedicated co-worker named Kim. She’d always been worshipfully supportive to scientific quests and inquiry, but she had turned quite clearly abortive on what was his big opportunity. […]Read more "THE IMAGINARY ABSOLUTE"
It offers progress, but not salvation.Read more "No Religion"
AT ODDS Researchers seeking solutions can’t say, “Things are the way they are because of God.” From Spirit, scientists must shy away or risk their labors be seen as slipshod. The fraction of them considered devout must keep their studies apart from belief, not daring to proselytize about what brings their natures comfort and […]Read more "At Odds"
DILEMMA Faith is often blind, and that seems tragic. It drops to its knees, humble and devout. Science’s problem is lack of magic. It can’t accept the mystical throughout. Each sees light stream through a prism of glass. The pious think of stained glass and God’s bliss, and all but simplicity they let pass. […]Read more "Dilemma"
INTELLECT AND CONVICTION Einstein was brilliant, we all can agree. He opened up new possibility – the Theory of Relativity he worked out, questing for simplicity. His equation, E=mc2, is a well-accepted reality; there’s no doubt about how well it has fared in destruction and practicality. Though people know this, most don’t understand the […]Read more "Intellect and Conviction"
SCIENTIFIC TESTAMENT A scientist trusts in what has been proved through repeated experimentation. Assertions of faith will leave him unmoved until they have achieved validation. Religious beliefs often leave him cold and skeptical of professed prophecies based mostly on hearsay and tales twice-told, not carefully tested hypotheses. This doesn’t make him an atheist, though. […]Read more "Scientific Testament"