March 12, 2014
I was invited to a debate and have since been seeking information about future events.
I was raised "ambiguously religious" in the sense that I was taught all religions are valid at least partially and different perceptions of a greater truth (sort of a new-age idea). I became more interested in philosophy and science in my teen years, when I realized that I am an atheist, even though I had been for quite a few years before that, unknowingly. I then extensively studied religion, both in terms of philosophy and sociopolitics, developing a working knowledge of modern discourse in the secular movement. In high school, my knowledge of science (both its content and philosophy) grew greatly. I now am a Physics and Philosophy student at PSU and a leader of the PSU Freethinkers. I enjoy all opportunities to discuss science & religion, and would say I have grown quite accustomed to the practice of doing so.
I'm a Physics & Philosophy of Science and Ethics student at PSU Honors College. I am on the board of directors of the Freethinkers of Portland State University and the Physics Society. I also hold the office of Senator in the student government.