New voices - Scott Elias
Between now and February 17 I am profiling eight bloggers that I've found informative and intriguing.
Today's new voice: Scott Elias, Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?
Scott is an assistant principal in Greeley, Colorado and new doctoral student. He also has been a math and statistics teacher, a data analyst for a Big 3 accounting firm, and a building-level technology integrationist. Here are a few posts to get you started:
Previous new voice: Kelly Christopherson
The Russian-built FEDOR was launched on a mission to help ISS astronauts.
Atheism doesn't offer much beyond non-belief, can Secular Humanism fill the gaps?
- Atheism is increasingly popular, but the lack of an organized community around it can be problematic.
- The decline in social capital once offered by religion can cause severe problems.
- Secular Humanism can offer both community and meaning, but it has also attracted controversy.
Picking up where we left off a year ago, a conversation about the homeostatic imperative as it plays out in everything from bacteria to pharmaceutical companies—and how the marvelous apparatus of the human mind also gets us into all kinds of trouble.
- "Prior to nervous systems: no mind, no consciousness, no intention in the full sense of the term. After nervous systems, gradually we ascend to this possibility of having to this possibility of having minds, having consciousness, and having reasoning that allows us to arrive at some of these very interesting decisions."
- "We are fragile culturally and socially…but life is fragile to begin with. All that it takes is a little bit of bad luck in the management of those supports, and you're cooked…you can actually be cooked—with global warming!"