I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston, Clear-Lake. I have doctorates in philosophy and the history of science. I have published in a variety of fields, including the philosophy of science, the history of science, the philosophy of religion, and logic and critical thinking. My books include It Started with Copernicus: Vital Questions about Science (Prometheus Books) and Drawing out Leviathan (Indiana University Press). I am working with a coauthor to write a book for Cambridge University Press on the nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. I live in Friendswood, Texas with my wife, two cats, and an excessive amount of astronomical equipment (stargazing is my hobby). I was born in the state of Georgia and grew up in the Atlanta area.
Birth year: 1952
Sports team: Georgia Bulldogs
What I like: my job, good friends, good books, clear nights, weekends at home with my wife and cats, fine cigars, college football, hot and spicy food
What I don't like: Houston traffic, 99% of what's on TV, the Florida Gators, right-wing politicians and pundits, idiots who knock on your door to sell you their religion