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DEDICATION: This site is dedicated to my grandfather George Adams - another backwoods carpenter.

Once upon a time, 
Friends dissatisfied with society's stone age religions asked me to help them build a new worldview.
—  They wanted to leave magic, miracles and superstition behind
      - while rescuing insights from great teachers like Jesus, Buddha and Rumi.
—  They wanted to understand today's world:
      - no longer a mythical world of gods and goddesses, angels and demons, griffins and unicorns,
       - but now a world reaching from quarks to galaxies, from computers to DNA.

Although I had grown up in a world of science and technology, many do not know this world - yet. 
So we embarked together on a survey of the science of the last 500 years, since Columbus sailed.

Finally, kind friends, here is the story I promised you so long ago:

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Come, my friends,    …   ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Come, my friends,

’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Push off, and sitting well in order smite

The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars, until I die.

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

          —  Tennyson.   .   .



Like fish swimming in the ocean, we swim in a vast sea of information. 
Like fish discovering water, we are only now becoming aware of this sea.

That awareness is called consciousness.
It will carry us deep into the waters of thought itself. 

Soon we will meet intelligence beyond our own.
But it will come, not from the stars,

It will come from us.


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2017-01-01: This site is somewhat usable now. Feel free to use it for thought or discussion. 
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