About the blog/blogger
This blog is an outgrowth of a theatrical presentation I created for the celebration of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday in 2009. But that show — “Happy Birthday Charles Darwin at the Church of Evolution with the not-so-reverend bob” — was the product of my own life experience that included 15 years as a born-again, holy-ghost filled evangelical Christian, a declension from that faith, then a gradual growth into my current understanding that was aided by my independent study of geology, natural selection, evolution and history. I offer what insights I can as they are gleaned from my own passages, trials and triumphs with the understanding that my experiences –though not uncommon to my fellow hominins — may prove helpful to those of my species who are searching for ways to be happy in our brief time on earth, particularly living (as we do) in a world seemingly mad for irrational beliefs and dogmatic religion. I’m very pro-human in that respect, and agree with those that view religion as more destructive than uplifting to the average person’s life. I’ve come to understand that the more I know about my true place in the scheme of things (to the degree such can be comprehended by my mammalian brain) the better I treat myself and others, and the more I want my fellows to be free to become happy with who and what they are.