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Adam W.

Location:

Fort Collins, CO

Member since:

September 27, 2011

What is your background? Include any/all information you think is relevant.

I've lived in California, and in DC, but I was raised here, and so I came back to here. Though I've never completed my degree, I work in an industry where most people have degrees, and this often puts me in an interesting light. I am a former Protestant Christian, probably because I was introduced to it as a child. I lost my faith in High School, but then went back to Christianity in my mid-20's. In this time, I read the Bible carefully, using a study guide, and this quickly fired me right out of the faith again.

How do you identify? For example, do you define yourself as an atheist? Skeptic? Humanist? All of these, or none of the above? Do you find that these labels are important to your life? Why or why not?

I identify as an atheist, and also as a humanist. I would say that I'm a "teapot atheist", meaning that I have no special evidence for the supernatural, and so I think it shouldn't really be considered, just as Russell's Teapot shouldn't be considered.

What topics are you interested in discussing? (Science, politics, religion, philosophy, etc.)

As a developer, I have a special love for logic. I especially enjoy formal logic as it relates to circuitry and software, but I also love logic as it relates to philosophy. Being a general geek, I of course, love to also talk about various heady topics, sometimes to the point where they become debates. When I'm around certain people, this can be fun, but when I'm around other kinds, it can become antagonistic, so I try not to start into these topics unless I feel the crowd I'm with enjoys debate. I especially enjoy people who see debate as an opportunity to test and sharpen ideas.

What kind of meetup events would you like to see in the future? Do you prefer to just hang out with your fellow skeptics, or are you interested in taking action publicly?

I don't know yet. I'll have to see. I guess I'd like to start by just meeting everyone.

Introduction

I'm a 30-something software developer. Though I spend much of my time working, or spending time with my fiancee and stepson-to-be, I spend most of my spare time researching various topics, from religion to electrical engineering.


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