I am storing science and faith books 45 minutes away from my urban condominium to get them out of my sight. It is too discouraging at age 50 to look at them. 60-70 pounds worth of books.
Bipolar leads to all types of addictions including shopping for books.
Workaholism is what Woodward and Bernstein were rewarded for during Watergate.
Robert Redford said Woodward’s apartment showed signs of constantly working due to piles of disordered paper. He was incapable of sustainable relationships. Woodward and Bernstein were both married three times.
The dopamine rush of the praise of academic colleagues can be intoxicating when you have a low self-esteem because Indians like my family praise medical school graduates who can make a lot of money.
I got to the highest level in my field, my disssertation was accessed 4,000 times by people, and I am still disconnected from the Body of Christ in Dallas, a city of several million. Where I have driven around for seven years to the tune of 127,000 miles within four.
The opposite of addiction is connection not sobriety, as one TED talk says.
My Millenial pastor says his generation under 40 is not paying much attention at all in the present to things like Discovery Institute or the Institute for Creation Research. Those institutes are really a favorite of white male engineers who are believers and Protestants it seems to me at this point. And people who doubt natural selection due to Adam and biological complexity and worries about abortion/genocide, and who see nature as engineered by God.
That’s basically what 20 years of Woodward-Bernstein like dogged pursuit has revealed.
I got into the history of science business to help students navigate the science-faith waters.
But the court battles in 1981 and 1987 for creation science and 2005 for ID were “won”…if that is the right word…by evolutionists and the scientific community, and now young Christians have minimal interest. Except young white male Protestants who think like engineers. That’s who is on YouTube interviewing John Lennox, and before he was disgraced, Ravi Zacharias, about science and faith
William Dembski told Sean McDowell son of apologist Josh that ID was rejected by Ken Ham who fought against Dembski being at Baptist seminaries and rejected by the science department at Baylor who fought against Dembski being on campus.
Dembski had to pull back from the ID movement to maintain his sanity.
This whole business of science and faith does touch upon the world of sanity and insanity. After 20 years of seeing how endless fighting triggers me, it is time to pray the serenity prayer and stay away from Christian bookstores and all bookstores. To be shopping sober.
ID published 150 books. Thank God I didn’t know that till now. I am going to start a group called Historians of Science and Religion Anonymous