Believing in a World We Can't See--Post #10

Although we cannot visualize dimensions higher than 3-dimensions, one approach for trying to understand n-dimensional geometry is to examine the surfaces of its shapes. This works from the premise that every n-dimensional object can be described in...

Thailand, My Second Home

My wife is Thai. We have been married for many years and have 8 children, two of them adopted from Thailand. We own property there and often go to visit with her family and friends. My wife's dream is to build a meditation center in the town where she...

The Geometry of Einstein's Universe--Post #9

Looking at the picture to the left, I am sure most readers of this blog have seen this photo with the equation written on the board and the familiar face of Albert Einstein. As a joke, many people on the Internet have Photoshopped it,...

A Closer Look at Hyper-Geometry..Post #8

In 1962, I purchased a mathematics book at a small bookstore called The Book Nook just outside the campus of Indiana University. It is titled Geometry of Four Dimensions by Henry Parker Manning (Dover Publications, 1956). In its introduction,...

Math, Thinking Outside the Box-- Post #7

Geometry, similar to my initial feelings about algebra in high school, seemed like such a waste of time for me. It was only later that I realized that it had taught me one of the most valuable intellectual tools ever developed by humans. It taught...

Where Does God Live?--Hyperspace? Post #6

Many people feel comfortable with answering the question posed in the headline right off the bat. They will say simply that God is everywhere. I once asked a Buddhist monk in Thailand where he thought God resided? Actually, I was wanting to know if...

Evolvement of Humans--Post #5

As promised, here I take up where I left off with my last entry covering the Big Bang.  And as you learned if you read Post #2, you know that I am an Evolutionist. I think the evidence of evolution is just too compelling to deny it. I know some...

The Big Bang- Birth of the Universe Post #4

When I was a teenager, no one had even heard of the Big Bang theory. When it did find its way into mainstream, some people were hesitant to believe of its occurence because of their religious beliefs. They felt that it did not match up with the Holy...

Breakfast at McDonalds --Post #2

Six years ago (2004), Dr. Joe, Big John, and I used to meet for breakfast regularly. I was the only one in the group who was still working. Joe was 66 years old and a retired dentist. John was 79 and a retired plant engineer. I was the youngest at...

Boy Do I Feel Stupid--Post #1

  Do you ever feel stupid? I do--more often than I like to admit! I don’t like it when I can’t seem to figure out something. It drives me nuts. This is first installment on my blog that more or less chronicles my attempts at trying to...