Dean Van Drasek's Blog

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I am an American, although I have lived in Asia for more than 20 years. I was born into a Christian family, but could never quite believe, although I gave it a good try. My Grandmother used to good naturedly call me a "heathen," and how right she was. I came out as a non-believer to family and friends when I went to college. I enjoy reading about comparative mythology.

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 09:57

Combining religious themes with scientific announcements can create misunderstandings and false support for religious dogma. We need to drop the references to irrelevant mythological stories.

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 21:01

People regularly get away with crimes, even homicide, yet escape justice because the harm was caused in the name of religion or superstition. Civil society needs to treat these actions as the crimes against innocents that they are.

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 20:02

Science is constantly pushing back the realm of the unknown, the misunderstood, and the seemingly miraculous. So what is left for God to do?

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 18:56

How is it that science can detect the unimaginably small and least reactive of all known matter, yet we have never detected any existence of a soul? (Warning: If you don’t like a bit of science with your morning coffee, it may be better to watch a cat video rather than proceed with this blog post.) For those willing to read through all this, the punch line is at the end ;-).

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 21:04

Everyone can find a way to test their own beliefs, if they are brave enough to accept the results.