….maybe a little less wrong….
I’m a scientist, a libertarian, and a recovering apologist. I don’t like bad arguments, but I like explaining why bad arguments are bad. It’s probably my worst vice.
I was home schooled in a fundamentalist nondenominational Christian home by parents who genuinely cared about what was best for me and my two siblings. Then I went off to college and learned what the world was actually like. Meanwhile, my parents adopted a dozen or so teenagers from another continent….a course of action which, despite its positive intent, may have proven to be more challenging than beneficial. Every time I visited home, there was a different set of inhabitants; I recall learning about some of my new siblings over Skype.
At college, I dutifully began attending a local ex-Baptist-turned-Calvinist megachurch. Now, several years later, I find that I really, really dislike big churches. Well, churches in general, but particularly big ones.
I majored in physics, dabbled with computer science and math and history and graduate-level English, and taught writing and research. I picked up quite a few history and English electives, to the point that I ended up minoring in history.
The year I graduated, I married the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. She, like me, was a recovering homeschooler-and-hyperconservative. We moved out west together and embarked on the greatest adventure of our lives….an adventure that was quickly made more adventurous by the addition of a baby boy approximately nine months and fifteen minutes after our wedding.
I’m a contractor for the federal government. I write fiction in my spare time. I enjoy celebrating the finer things in life, like single-malt scotch, rich craft beer, and Psych. I like explaining science, and I like explaining why bad arguments don’t work. Like I said, that last bit is probably still my greatest vice.