Intellectual Interests

I follow Transhumanism.
I study calculus and physics for the sheer love of it.
I have followed space travel since I first heard the beep-beeping of Sputnik at age 5.
I was enthralled to see the moon landing when I was 17.
I follow, with great excitement and expectation, the progress of colonizing Mars, and other man and robotic space travel.

I follow closely, and heartily endorse the work of these scientists, entrepreneurs and thinkers:

Martine Rothblatt
Ray Kurzweil
Nima Arkani-Hamed
Carl Sagan
Brian Greene
Elon Musk

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Steven Weinberg
Richard Dawkins
Max Tegmark
Robert Zubrin
Peter Diamandis

Favorite Charities:

Duke University Health System
Duke University Math Department
American Academy of Nephrology PAs – AANPA
NC Medical Society
Crossnore School and Children’s Home
Sandhills Community College
Dicken’s Victorian Village, Cambridge, Ohio

Favorite Quotes:

“Let Your Life Speak” — A Quaker Book of Wisdom by Robert Lawrence Smith

“One man with courage is a majority” — Thomas Jefferson

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” — Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Shakespeare

“He for whom nothing is written may write himself a clan.” — Lawrence of Arabia spoken by Elder Harith

“Mathematics is the language by which God has written the universe.” — Galileo

“What is to give light must endure burning.” — Viktor Frankl

“Bear patiently, my heart, for you have suffered heavier things.” — Odyssey by Homer, Book 20, line 18

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” — by the Greek poet Archilochus

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Mars - Image Credit: NASA
Mars – Image Credit: NASA