posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 07:09 AM
Just thought I'd stop by and say hello since I've started posting over the last month or so. I've been lurking here for about a year and decided to
get a little more involved in the action.
I'm in my mid-30's, live in the northeastern US, and work in an R&D position for a chemical company. I realize that last bit of information probably
places a large target on me as being the second coming of whichever entity you deem the most evil. That's actually one of the reasons I wanted to
become more active and engaged - to help people understand that science isn't a bad thing in and of itself, only the misuse of science e.g. studying
genetics is a good thing, using the information from that research to push a eugenics agenda is not.
My ATS-related interests are most of the topics in the Science (I know, I know... shocker!) and Mysterious Subjects forums. I freely admit I'm a
skeptic, so I tend to take the position of, "Nice hypothesis... proof?" I also enjoy some of the Political discussions relating to Constitutional
Law. I'm a card carrying member of both the ACLU and the NRA because I love all of my rights. After a long journey that started with passive
Catholicism and my parents believing I was smart enough to make my own decisions regarding religion, I've recently come to grips with the fact that,
deep down, I'm an atheist. That being said, I fully believe that everyone has the right to believe what they want and I will never belittle anyone's
religious beliefs. So please don't belittle mine. Wink wink.
As far as non-ATS interests, I'm a bit of a foodie. I have the good fortune of living in a suburban area that's near a major city, so there's a ton
of quality restaurants with just about any style of food I can desire that no one knows about. Music plays a big part in my life - I'm rarely not
tapped into my iPod or have music going in the background. I love live music and try to see smaller independent shows whenever I can. I'm also a
pretty avid reader, almost entirely fiction.
Other than that... I have a wife, a dog, a cat, and a baby on the way. Let the insanity begin!
Look forward to talking to you all on the boards!