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Don Murphy

Donald Murphy (1950-) is a dedicated conservationist and past deputy director of the National Park Service(2001-2007). He served as the director of California State Parks form 1992 to 1999. He represented the United States on the World Heritage Committee(2001-2007), which inscribes natural and cultural sites of outstanding universal value onto the world heritage list. His first published book is a collection of sonnets, Love Vignettes. His first novel, published in 2011 is, Beth about a teenage girl's coming of age journey. His current book, a science fiction novel, EPOCH, is available at Amazon Kindle Books. This gripping tale tells the story of what happens a two time winner of the Nobel Prize in physics has his work hijacked by a secret government program whose purpose it is to use emergence theory to control spacetime with consequences that could lead to the annihilation of the universe. Donald also leads seminars in executive leadership at the Aspen Institute and writes a weekly blog on science and religion. You can follow him on twitter @finalequation.

Christmas Isn’t About Jesus, It’s About You

If you listen to the songs of Christmas and feel the spirit of the holidays, what you hear and feel should lead to a realization of wonder.

Myth, Science and Transcendence

I believe both science and myths are tools that help us fashion what I have dubbed the coin of knowledge, which has two sides: intellectual and spiritual knowledge. Each informs and other; and life has no meaning without both. The secret is to resist the temptation to make the tools your objective, rather to use them to attain transcendence where words and theories fail and something unimaginable waits to be discovered.