Our Place in Space What is our place in space? We're so caught up in the temporal, saving for the future and managing our calendar, that maybe we're missing something fundamental. Reading God is Red by Vine Delora, Jr., who was named by Time magazine in 1974 one of the influential religious thinkers of the [...]
Does chance exist in our reality? Do we live in an indeterminate universe? Two different questions, but closely related. The first asks whether anything is truly random. The second incorporates the first but also asks whether we can actively change how the future plays out. Is there room in our universe for free will? You [...]
The 'Two into One' theme in Evolved extends from particle physics, through the reality surrounding us, up to cosmology.
What is time? If the image of a clock appears in your mind, reconsider. It is something we take as fundamental to our existence, a plug in a physics formula, a tool by which to schedule our day. But tell me, what IS time? Does it change? Has it always been around? Even before the [...]
The path that led me to write Evolved began firmly in science and logic, studying the properties of chemical elements, space time structures, and neurology. It eventually led me to something I called the "Real" in the book as I dove into psychology, specifically the subconscious. It was only at the end that I felt [...]
It didn’t take long after I started writing that I figured out if I was going to set the story in the distant future, I needed to understand some of the theories about the universe. After reading many books on bubble universes, multi-universes, and string theory, I found Dr. Randall’s theories most satisfying. Her book, [...]
Over the summer I plan to go through my sources of inspiration for Evolved. This is partly for my own benefit as I refresh my understanding of various theories. It is also to recognize the brilliant minds that have transformed my life over the past few years. Finally, it will help you understand the road [...]