From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and that the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict with each other; and we can achieve either one or the other, but not both at the same time
I am married and blessed with 3 wonderful [adult] children and 6
grandchildren. Over the course of my lifetime I have been a Cowboy
(really!), a combat helicopter pilot (AH-1G Cobra gunship) and Prisoner
of War in Vietnam. My college undergraduate degrees are in Microbiology and my graduate degrees are in tumor immunology -- specifically the genetic basis of cell-mediated tumor rejection mechanisms.
I retired in 2003 as a Software Architect, among other occupations (I was the architect and lead designer of Windows XP's disaster recovery software (ASR).
can read, write, and speak Norwegian. I also can read and translate
Biblical Hebrew. I am currently working on my second book, THE BEGINNING. For this book I translated the first chapter of Genesis and am writing an accompanying commentary. What makes this book different is that I incorporated the latest in scholarly findings. As a result, the translation is solid and, well, surprising.
I am a lifelong Lutheran although as Lutheranism has drifted toward
liberal Protestantism, I might be better characterized as an evangelical
Catholic. I have another website for biblical and theological ramblings. If you are so inclined, please feel free to visit