I am a retired software engineer with a life-long interest in science and religion.  After I retired in 2004, my wife and I decided to expore the faith tradition of our youth.  We raised our children in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, but my tradition was Methodist and my wife’s was Reform Judaism.  Since about 2007, we have been actively participating in each other’s faith tradition as much as is practical.  I hope to write about some of our interfaith experiences.


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  1. I am so glad that I randomly, stumbled onto your blog. I long for the day that people will not feel threatened, in their faith, by science. I nominated you for the LiebsterAward. You might not have any interest in this, but it does generate readers and I think the more people that ride the wave of your posts, the better. Your blog is mentioned on my post, Liebster Laureate. It’s super simple, but if you can persevere you might like it. It can be a forum to some lay folks out there. I read your posts beginning to end. And as much as I love quantam physics and “The Rabbit Hole”, I had to make myself be patient. I mean that as a highest compliment.

    • I am deeply honored and I have taken much time to consider whether I can participate now. Unfortunately, and very regretfully, I don’t have the time right now to do this. I am very sorry, but thank you for selecting my site. I hope my decision won’t inconvenience you or dissuade others from participating.

      • -that’s ok. It is a lot of work for seemingly nothing, almost silly. I knew it was a long shot that you would participate; the award being what it is. But thanks for the reply and I will continue to follow your blog.

  2. I am delighted to have found your blog. I’ve only read a couple of your posts but am excited to read such cogent explanations of the intersection of physics, biology, theology, and metaphysics. Keep up the good work!

  3. I like the name of your blog; especially b/c I started using (invented?) the term “quantum veil” about 10 years ago. But what is really cool is that I think we use the term in a similar way too (I say “think” b/c I’ve only skimmed your blog so I’m not sure exactly how you use it).

    AFAI-Remember I invented the term “quantum veil” to not only give a name to the theoretical membrane from m-theory that our universe exists in/on, but also to describe the kind of boundary line b/t the “knowable” and the “unknowable”; and it is my agnostic belief that, in that unknowable world (for lack of a better term) behind the quantum veil, is where any “god” that might exist lives.

    TLDR: i think we both independently came up w/ the term “quantum veil” to describe similar abstract, metaphysical/theological concepts.

    • I started this blog on blogspot in 2007. At that time I traced the phrase “Quantum Veil” to Dennis Overbye of the New York Times. He used the term in an article that appeared in December, 2005. The phrase captured for me a limitation on knowledge about the physical universe. Since, I think that the universe places a limit on what we can know about it, the expression is fully compatible with atheist, agnostic and theist positions, as long as these points of view do not claim that any tenant is fully knowable in the sense of producing experimental evidence for actions on the other side of the veil. Thanks for your comment.

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