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.
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.
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.
I don’t care what your point of view may be on a particular subject, however if I ask you why you hold that point of view I expect a rational and coherent answer based in scientific principles and facts that a reasonable person can understand.
It seems to me the pharmaceutical industry often knows the cost of doing their business while knowing nothing about the value of human life.
The positive utility of money can’t be denied. But this positive utility exists only so longs as there is “real” capital backing the representation
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