If you’ve read my intro articles to this page then you know I look at biases a lot. I claim everyone has biases. So it’s time to walk the talk. These are my biases:
- I am a deconstructionist. I don’t like things that seem poorly crafted. I don’t like tacitly held beliefs. I ask for explanations for everything. I’m not big on faith without reason. I gravitate towards whichever thing requires the least amount of blind faith in the unknown. That’s why I dig, there are so many unknowns.
- I am a non-conformist. When I was young I played whatever game everyone else on the playground wasn’t playing. I would find a new and novel thing to do, then when it became popular, I didn’t like it anymore. For this reason, I like people who go against the grain, those who question authority and “common sense”. I realize this makes my action at least partially determined by those of the majority.
- I come from a Christian background. My parents were Christians and they taught me that “all truth is God’s truth. God is not limited to working in only one religion.” So I’ve never felt very threatened by ideas in other groups as being true. I went to a Christian school where I got to experience both the down side to a homogeneous group of believers as well as being challenged by Mr. Meyers to examine science thoroughly before coming to conclusions.
- I favor the ICR as a Creation Science resource. Most of my links to Creationist theories come from the ICR. There are a lot of crummy, poorly constructed discussions of Creation on both sides of the “debate” (bash-fest) so I avoid those. I know that there are a couple other creationist resources like AnswersInGenesis.org but ICR is what I know best. My secular scientific sources are much more varied, though I started with Things Creationists Hate. I use cross-referencing to find a lot of my New Age sources.