I am simply a man who is fascinated by reality. I am a
man of science and of the humanities, and my favourite
subject has always been the history of the Earth, be it
during the Age of Man or the æons before. I am very
dignified and sophisticated in my habit, and I have always
had a soft spot for the antiquarian. The late nineteenth
and early twentieth century deserves its French name;
the Belle Époque.
Although I reside in the United States, I detest it, prefering
my ancestral homeland of Saxony (in Germany). As soon as
I finish with my secondary schooling, I intend to return to
the civilised side of the Atlantic Ocean and once again inhabit
my true Fatherland. Though I am a rare German patriot,
I am quite eclectic, and I enjoy creative works spanning
the entire world for thousands of years; still, I feel a
special attachment in blood and spirit to my ancestors.
I currently have the University of Leipzig in mind; it is
home to the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary
Anthropology, and is in the cultural centre of Saxony;
such appears near-Utopic for someone of my view.
I am teaching myself the beautiful German tongue on
my own and am making steady progress, so I will
be ready when I make my Exodus to my homeland.
I am slow and deliberate, not one to get rapt in emot-
ional arguments. In times past, I have called myself
a "sarcastic atheist". As I have matured, my humanist
world-view remains intact, but I have gone past the
crude and harsh anti-theist views common to many
secular adolescents. I have gained wisdom since then
and my enemy is not Religion itself (which has done
both many virtuous and cruel things in History, like
nearly any ideology), but Manipulation and Intolerance.
On the computer, I occasionally play Minecraft and
the Sid Meier's Civilization series. In the real world,
I am fond of deterministic strategy games; chess (including
the Occidental and both Oriental forms) and Go are two
preferred games. Most of my spare time I spend reading
or using my computer as a virtual encyclopædia.