Bob Halstead, Contributing Writer
Bob Halstead, born in 1947 in Northern Ontario, is a competent linguist and logician, and a retired teacher of mathematics. He has devoted his life to making decision as to what he should believe and what he can dependably know.
Bob accepts that humans reveal what humanity understands in the stories we tell. Some stories contain more good science than others. The stories told by good scientists generally contain dependable fact.
However, ultimately, all truth comes in story form. The human polity is enormously interested in some stories. Important story travels across human network, some growing in the telling, other fading into disrepute.
As Bob tells it, every public statement is story and every story is political. So everything religious, scientific or philosophical is first political. His own personal vision becomes political as soon as he makes it verbal.
He considers himself intellectual, although he is only now working on a good definition of what “intellect” is. He is devoted to political action because human behaviour directly affects the future of humanity. He understands quantum mechanics and cosmology, but loses interest in the future of the universe after humanity goes extinct.
His fealty is to the human polity, not to any particular nation or culture. He lives in Toronto, ON, where he supports the Green Party of Canada.
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