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David

Location:

Westminster, CA
Hometown: Westminster

Member since:

November 8, 2013

Tell us what brought you to the world of skepticism, agnosticism or atheism?

As a scientist I'm a committed rationalist and so must be skeptical of religion, which has little or no authority in scientific matters. As a skeptic I reject atheism's false and arrogant claim to unverifiable knowledge. Agnosticism seems more logically justifiable. But as a humanist I am interested in these questions.

Tell us if you are and atheist, agnositc, or a believer in religion.

I reject atheism as logically unsupportable. I'm sympathetic with agnostics for their humility and for their worthwhile quest. I suspect that most humans have deep emotional needs for religion, and that many ancient religious texts contain universal truths that inspire hope and promote compassion for living things.

Introduction

I am an engineer/independent­ scientist/consultant­ working past retirement age. I'm also attracted to the humanities. Born and raised in Chicago. I love classical music. I travel, too. Sometimes to exotic places, in pursuit of my scientific interests.

What David is saying about this Meetup Group

Interesting that when seats opened, group spontaneously reconfigured itself demographically (an all male group and an all-but-one female group)


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