I haven't posted much here in quite some time. I've been busy largely with three things.
First, work has consumed most of my time as of late. I recently won a large research contract, and working to win it, negotiate its contract, arrange the personnel, and prepare for kicking it off has killed my time and energy. This has left little time for my dissertation, too!
Second, I've been concentrating on losing weight, and living a healthy lifestyle takes time! I'm down about 30 lbs so far - finally in the healthy range. I've been on SparkPeople, a free weight loss website, and I highly recommend it.
Third, I've been doing a lot of reading. I have recently finished:
- Carl Sagan's The Varieties of Scientific Experience
- Sam Harris' Letter to a Christian Nation
- Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion
- Daniel Dennet's Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
- Dan Barker's Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist
- John Polkinghorne's Faith, Science, and Understanding
- Annie Laurie Gaylor's Women Without Superstition: No Gods - No Masters
- Kenneth Miller's Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution
- Francis Collins' The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
- Victor Stenger's God: The Failed Hypothesis
- Robert Price's Incredible Shrinking Son of Man and The Pre-Nicene New Testament
- Carl Sagan's Demon-Haunted World, Pale Blue Dot, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, and Billions & Billions
- Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus, Lost Christianities, and The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture