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Our Journey

Let’s take a look at what I believe is one of the most difficult things for spiritually oriented people who believe in some interpretation of God or the Creator to understand. The Creator: According to my understanding (and my glimpses of the deeper forms of...

Tiller-Einstein Model of Explanation

In my book, In Search of a Revelation, I have presented a summary of a scientific model of explanation that links seamlessly with contemporary scientific understanding and, at the same time, accounts for the Creator, a Living Conscious Universe, and our ability to...

Pursuing a New Paradigm

We all pretty much recognize that the world as we have known it is in trouble.  The symptoms are everywhere – from climate change to failed and failing states to the emergence of jihadism to the weak recovery from the Great Recession and the current global economic...

Planetary Consciousness

Let’s take a look at the possibility that the Earth itself, when looked at from the perspective of the paradigm of a Living Conscious Universe, can be seen as a unified coherent living system with a kind of planetary consciousness. The Gaia Theory: In the 1970s, the...

A New Paradigm

In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn argues that normal Science moves in a relatively smooth fashion, integrating new knowledge into preexisting theories, which operate within particular world views. However, periodically, there are scientific...

Consciousness

The different aspects of our consciousness—our conscious thoughts, feelings, sensations, intuitions, etc.—provide us with our experience of ourselves and of the world around us. In fact our conscious experiences are our only awareness of ourselves and the world. This...

In Search of a Revelation

 In Search of a Revelation: An Essay in Spiritual Philosophy – available on Amazon/Kindle.   My Book:  My book presents the story of how I tried Religion (Lutheran Christianity) and then Science as philosophies to guide my life, but neither of them worked...

A Tale of Two Realities

Photo: Gavin Power Plant Reality 1: On August third, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Clean Power Plan. According to the EPA, the Clean Power Plan establishes state-by-state targets for carbon emissions reductions, and offers...

Lions and Dentists and Goats (Oh my)

Something deep and profound lies beneath the intense sadness and rage masses of people are feeling in reaction to the killing of Cecil the lion.  I was taken aback by the intensity of my own extreme anger that fueled sadistic fantasies aimed at the hunter, Dr. Walter...

What Is Natural Capital?

Natural capital is the stock of natural ecosystems that yields a flow of valuable ecosystem goods or services into the future. It is the extension of the economic notion of capital (manufactured means of production) to goods and services relating to the natural...