How Things Work

At one point in my life, I was very concerned with how things work. I very much wanted explanations for things both knowable and unknowable. I didn't so much care about why they worked, that was a question that I found much less interesting and at times frankly irritating. Why something works doesn't really tell…

Religion is not Truth

One name for God might be Truth, with a capital "T." Some people are mightily turned off by the term God, through no fault of their own and no fault of God's. Rather, they are turned off by the term God because of the behavior of those who claim to have discovered Truth through their…

Rationalism, Logic, and Reality

Many people believe that everything can be explained. I reject that idea. I am willing to accept that all mechanical processes can ultimately be explained - but how much of life is mechanical? Is love mechanical? Is childbirth mechanical? Is death mechanical? Is the feeling we experience at a great concert mechanical? The current tendency…