Graduate student, health nut, loving life, and sharing it all with a wonderful woman…
A brief get to know me:
I had an epiphany one day (on a Wednesday) and realized I am fascinated with life. During my travels following my passion, I have sought out my personal ontology and epistemology. My journey has landed me at what I feel most probable: a conservative atheist who applies the scientific method to a wholly natural universe. Which brings me to my main point–I love neuroscience! Currently, I am purusing a PhD in my favorite field of study (neuroscience).
Health. “The greatest wealth is health” ~ Virgil. One of my life goals is to live to 100-years-old. So, living a healthy lifestyle is a corollary. The choice is made even easier when you enjoy cooking. My favorite colloquial dishes are Mediterranean and Thai. This turned out to be a good choice when I later become anti-oxidant obsessive. Lastly, I really admire anatomy and the perfection of the body. All these combined influence my desire to life healthy, and a distain for companies that market (McDonald’s) deadily products to children.
Loving life! One of the most misunderstood viewpoints of atheism is that it’s purposeless. That an atheistic viewpoint of meaning and life after death is bleak is high on face validity. So that means “dead as a dog” and “to copulate and populate” can’t compete against “Heavan with an Eternal Father with unlimited love and forgiveness” and I don’t expect it to. What I do expect is a rediscovery of what can be important in life. Learning, laughing, or loving; the Northern lights, petting a Panda, or standing next to Giza Pyramid; having a child, being a good father, being a good citizen. How can these examples not have meaning in your life? How can nay-sayers dissonantly recite that atheism forces a valueless life? Socrates was right when he said, “Those that know the Good, do the Good”, and I know that when I die, I will die happy and fulfilled.