Monday, October 27, 2008

Michael Shermer, Interview #49

Name: Michael Shermer
Where you live: Altadena, California
What you do as a vocation or avocation? Vocation: writer, researcher, editor, lecturer
Avocation: cyclist
Your two favorite books:
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan
Your two favorite songs:
Stairway to Heaven
Why you are interested in spirituality?Because I'm a spiritual person. Because spirituality is transcending the here and now and thinking about and doing something bigger than ourselves, and this can make one a more well-rounded person.
Your favorite quote:
“I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.”
—Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus (The Political Treatise), 1677
Your favorite web sites:
Your hero? Carl Sagan
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
To better understand how and why we are spiritual.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?" Mt. Wilson Observatory

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