What and Why
Except for the quotes at the bottom of this page, my website is largely static. The articles are summarized below.
My belief in extraterrestrials is based on the incredible number of stars in the universe. As described in Calculating the Number of ETIs, even if we are alone in the Milky Way, there are so many galaxies we can not expect to be completely alone in the universe. My explanation of why extraterrestrials have not openly contacted us is presented in story form as A SETI Allegory. It is an explanation of how contact with an extraterrestrial could be detrimental to our own development and why a more advanced civilization might choose to preserve the natural process of advancement here on Earth.
Consider where Earth civilization is likely to go in the distant future and you might agree with The UETI Model, a speculation about the ultimate stage of extraterrestrial intelligence. It assumes Earth civilization will survive its youth and become something new and different. The technologies proposed in The UETI Model might never exist and are open to dispute but the progress of Earth civilization is almost inevitable.
Given the hypothetical power of the oldest UETIs, I was reminded by my childhood studies of the Christian bible. At the time it seemed so much like stories of an extraterrestrial intelligence I couldn't shake it as I grew up. This has been proposed before but I have put my own spin on it.
As codification of my beliefs, I created a religious dogma which espouses the Ultimate Extraterrestrial Intelligence as God Almighty. It is described in Definition of UETI-ism. I have spent my life contemplating theologies, particularly the Lord's Prayer attributed to Jesus. UETI-ism's religious dogma is rounded out with the tenets of this prayer. As a correction to what I believe is fundamentally wrong with modern Christianity, namely people blindly following those who claim to be closer to God than others, the edict to have no clergy was included.
Once The UETI Model and Definition of UETI-ism were established, it became a short step to postulating both a Heaven and a hell that could be created by my God, the UETI. On the Possibility of Heaven and Closing the Gates of Hell are stories about mechanisms for resurrecting the faithful children of God as well as disciplining the unrepentant.
If you want to know more about me and why it is so important for me to believe in Heaven then read more in A Scientific God and About the Author.
"The more time you spend in your discomfort zone the more your comfort zone will expand."Robin Sharma
I have removed a previously posted quote from Robert Greene when I realized it is actually important for me to care what good, altruistic people think of me. Not in a vain or self-promoting way but as a stoic who is concerned for the hive. I have replaced it with the following quote from Marcus Aurelius.
"That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees."Marcus Aurelius
"Who would set a limit to the mind of Man? Who would dare assert that we know all there is to be known?"Galileo Galilei
"What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?"Jesus
"As you sow, so shall you reap."St. Paul
"A gem can not be polished without friction nor a man perfected without trials."Seneca
"Loving God gives meaning to our lives. Loving us gives meaning to God's life."Daniel A Kenney
"If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists."Blaise Pascal
"your Father knows what you need before you ask Him."Jesus
"Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time."Gandhi
"He, who by good deeds covers the evil he has done, illuminates this world like the moon freed from clouds."Buddha
"But let your ‘yes’ mean ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ mean ‘no.’"Jesus
"Without Their love we would surely perish."Daniel A Kenney
"God is shrouded in mystery because that is Their will."Daniel A Kenney
"In reality there are as many religions as there are individuals."Gandhi
"God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist."St. Augustine
"Nothing can snatch you out of God's hand."Joel Osteen
"Knowledge is better than mere ritualistic practice."Vyasa
"No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket"Jesus
"Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth."Buddha
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."Mother Teresa
"Wisdom is wisdom no matter from where it comes."Daniel A Kenney
"Tolerance requires a measure of self-doubt."Daniel A Kenney
"The first shall be last and the last first."Jesus
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."Mother Teresa