This blog explores intellectual arguments in favor of Christianity (Christian apologetics) from an atheist perspective and critiques Christianity’s actions in society.

About the Author

After graduating from MIT in 1980, I designed digital hardware, about which I wrote my first book, The Well-Tempered Digital Design (Addison-Wesley, 1986). I have programmed in a dozen computer languages and in environments ranging from punch cards, to one of the first windowing environments, to MS-DOS, to Windows (starting with version 1.0). I am a co-contributor to 14 software patents and have worked at a number of technology companies from a 10-person startup to Microsoft and IBM.

Since leaving Microsoft, I have focused on writing.  Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) explored technology change—how we see it and how it really works.  My new novel, Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey, is available now.

I live in the Seattle area.  Please contact me with feedback and suggestions about the blog at galileounchained@gmail.com.

Bob Seidensticker
Bob Seidensticker

Banner artwork by Kyle Hepworth.

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Bob,
    You raise good questions here. I suspect that other questions about Christian faith are raised in the Bible itself, as believers wrestled with their own faith. I’m interested in the question of when and why people go beyond whatever they think the fundamental text is (e.g. the Bible) and rely on those who interpret it (e.g., Martin Luther). Comments?

  2. That’s interesting in several ways. I’ve spoken with lots of Christians who tell me about the arcane (to me) bits of Christianity (and sometimes other religions) they’ve selected or dropped. I wonder how they can justify this.

    This fragmentation of Christianity is also interesting. Let’s suppose that Christians see God, but imperfectly. That allows for a little confusion, a little divergence among the different sects. But over time, wouldn’t you expect that the few accurate glimpses of God would nudge the different sects closer together?

  3. Nice blog. I think reality-based concepts of the world are in ascendance and faith-base ones are declining. I welcome this trend but I’m not entirely confident it will continue. I may hope so but reality can be difficult to deal with and humans can be irrational.

  4. Saint Augustine couldn’t do it. But can someone else explain what kind of fruit Adam and Eve ate in the story? After 1600 years it’s time to think, read, and give the real explanation based only on the facts in the story. No guesses, opinions, or beliefs. We’ve already had way too many of these. Treat the whole thing as a challenge to your intellect. You can do it! But first, do a quick Internet search: First Scandal.

    • Robert,

      If the type of fruit was important, the author would surely have mentioned it. It’s not the fruit that matters. What matters is that our first parents discarded the word, promises, and fellowship of their Creator to seek knowledge and wisdom on their own. That is why death, decay, and sin are with us to this day. God gave them and their posterity over to the inevitable consequences of their rejection of His word.

    • I have to guess they ate of the food of the gods – Amanita muscaria.
      They found themselves and their consciences to be real, and separate
      from objective reality, and shortly thereafter they realized there mortality.
      Adam went on to be the first man to control fire. Oh, the implications…

      Hello there! Just searching around. Nice to meet you! Peace, UT 🙂

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