My Hope For America On July 4th

This is what I want America to be. While we are at it throw in health care for all and science is valued. America doesn’t have to be great if it can be better than it is now. Wouldn’t it be nice, just saying.

NASA/Space X Launch Day In America #LaunchAmerica #NASA #SpaceX

Today is a historic day as a crewed spaceflight hopefully will take place from American soil. NASA along with Space X are partnering to launch The Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Col. Doug Hurley and Col. Bob Behnken aboard the Dragon spacecraft

My dad was a huge space nerd. He loved stuff like this. I am watching this in memory of him and to share this special event with him in spirit. Let’s hope that the weather cooperates and these Astronauts will be with the crew of the Space Station today.

Science And Faith, A Post From Three Years Ago

I believe science and faith can live together. Many people of faith have practiced science and medicine as a devotion to their creator fulfilling a calling to make the world a better place. Just because you are of science does not mean you are against religion and vice versa. Being good stewards of creation and managing its resources requires a good scientific mind that uses the gifts that God gave.

I posted this three years ago today and its still very much true.

Quote Of The Day

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.

John F. Kennedy

Thought Of The Day

Religion and knowledge can work together to bring meaning to our lives. There shouldn’t be an adversarial relationship here. The more you know about your faith and the mechanics of the world can only make you a better person. It’s important to know that ones higher power has a lot to do with the chaos of creation.

This is inspired by the eulogy of a funeral I went to today.