The last update to my website was 7-27-2015
Recent changes to www.burgy.50megs.com:
Added July, 2015. A church welcoming statement
Added July, 2014. The creed of the true believer
Added July, 2014. A science-fiction story (in progress) titled YOUNGSTERS
Added July, 2014. A short story (4 pages) titled A DOG'S LIFE
The above is a fictional short story. I also wrote a true story of a time when God interacted with us outside of time. It may be found at A True Story
I also wrote a history of the automobile which is available in two forms, the first is over 1,000 pages and suitable for viewing only on a PC monitor. The second is a condensed version, 80 pages, suitable for printing. The link for both of these is AUTO HISTORY, 0000 to 2100
I wrote a short piece on the adoption of my son, Daniel Burgeson, from Korea. The link is DANIEL
Finally, I wrote a short piece called MASKS, THE HUMAN CONDITION It is centered on my daughter Anna.
More of my writings, primarily book reviews for PERSPECTIVES, the quarterly journal of the American Scientific Association, are on page 2 of my webite.
Added June, 2012
Added February, 2011
My review for PERSPECTIVES of The Constant Fire by Adam Frank. This was the last of 40 or so book reviews I wrote for them over the past 20 years.
Bess Kalb, from Wired Magazine, informed me of a broken link in the baseball section where I pointed to a PDF file containing a copy of the 1620 baseball game I developed in 1960 - 61. The breakage happened when I went to a free service supporting this site and is now fixed. A copy is also available on Wilkipedia.
On the meaning of "repent" as applied to
the debates over homosexuality
Review of GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GOOD
The fast track to American inequality
Inconvenient Truths (not by Al Gore)
On the key Christian claim
21 points for the good life, well lived
On Conservative Christians
To Glen Beck -- "Progressivism" is not a dirty word!
An essay on violence
Added September, 2010
Why the AGW
deniers are winning
Fear Not, What does rumor spreading say about Conservative Christians (some them)
A brief look at the Cash for Clunkers program
A brief look at the GPS system
Added for the Rico Bugle in May, 2009
Added March, 2009
What Will You Do When The Well Runs Dry?
Added February 2009
Religious humor from my Compuserve forum
Old Versions of this website from the INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE.
The Discovery of Global Warming - external web site
A baseball simulation program developed in 1960-61
A study showing that the coefficient of restitution is not constant
Added December, 2008
Letter from the year 2048
An essay on Global Warming
A Biblical justification of slavery.
Three strange puzzles
Added November, 2008:
My review of DOOMSDAY, a book by Nicolas Gyatt
Added June, 2008:
Pointers to the IPCC reports on Global Warming
Notes on naive realism
A science lesson from Rush Limbaugh
A dog and cat diary (humor)
Two Political Phenotypes
Added February, 2008:
A series of baseball puzzle articles, written in 2008 for the Rico Bugle.
For instance, how can a pitcher, in a single game, get credit for a win, a loss and a save? Article #1 poses this. Article #2 explains the answer and poses another puzzle. And so it goes . . .
A poll of Republicans, showing that most disbelieve evolution
Added August, 2007:
What Science Is (external link) by Wendee
(note: Originally published in the National Center for Science Education Newsletter, Sep-Dec 2003 issue.)
My review of AN INCONVENIENT
TRUTH, by Al Gore
My review of THE GOD EFFECT, by Brian Clegg
My review of CREATION AND THE COURTS, by Norman Geisler
My review of THE MIGHTY AND THE ALMIGHTY, by Madeline Albright
My review of LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME, by James Loewen
My reviews of LONGITUDES AND ATTITUDES and OFF CAMERA by Thomas Friedman and Ted Koppel
Added May, 2007:
An essay on the size of
the universe, for the Rico Bugle
An essay on the age of the universe, for the Rico Bugle
An essay on the small, for the Rico Bugle
My Review of THE GOOD FIGHT, by Peter Beinart
My Review of AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, by Richard Clarke
You Can Take it to the bank! (Essay for the Rico Bugle)
My Review of ONE WORLD, by John Polkinghorne
Added December 2006
An essay on virtue ethics by Roman Miller (from PSCF - posted by permission)
Added October 23,2006
My Review of
IMPOSTER, How George W. Bush Bankrupted America
My Review of Manhunt, The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
My Review of STRATEGERY, How George W. Bush is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media, by Bill Sammon
Added August 12, 2006
of IT'S MY PARTY TOO, by Christine Whitman, OUR ENDANGERED VALUES, by Jimmy
Carter, and CRASH!NG THE PARTY, by Ralph Nadar
The Kansas Culture Crusade, by Thomas Frank
My Review of KEEP UP GOOD COURAGE, by Frazer Houston
Added August 3, 2006
My Review of AMERICAN THEOCRACY, The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, by Kevin Phillips
My Review of FAILED
STATES, by Noam Chomsky
My Review of THE TRUTH ABOUT TOLERANCE, by Brad Stetson and Joseph G. Conti
My Review of THE ANONYMOUS GOD, edited by David Adams and Ken Schurb
My Review of FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
My Review of WHAT GOD KNOWS, edited by Harry Lee Poe and Stanley Mattson.
My Review of TWO GREAT TRUTHS, by David Ray Griffin
Added April 8, 2006
My Review of TEAM OF
RIVALS, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
My Reviews of "1776" and WASHINGTON'S CROSSING
My Revew of IN OUR DEFENSE, by Kennedy and Alderman
My Review of A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, by Bill Bryson
My Review of GARBAGE LAND, by Elizabeth Royte (added April 8, 2006)
Repeal the 2nd Law of
Bob and Nancy (humor)
My Review of THE EVOLUTION-CREATION STRUGGLE, by Michael Ruse
My Review of A SHORT HISTORY OF PROGRESS, by Ronald Wright
My Review of THE ANCESTOR'S TALE, by Richard Dawkins
My Review of THEODORE REX, by Edmund Morris.
My Review of MY LIFE, by Bill Clinton.
My Review of THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY, by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy
My Review of FOUNDING FATHER, by Richard Brookhiser
My Brief review of THE LONGEST WINTER, by Alex Kershaw
My Brief review of NEGRO PRESIDENT, by Garry Wills
My Brief review of FOUNDING BROTHERS, by Joseph Ellis
Sharp's refutations of young earth creationism (external link)
My Review of THE ANONYMOUS GOD
Review of David Callahan's THE CHEATING CULTURE
My Review of Peter
Singer's THE PRESIDENT OF GOOD AND EVIL
My Review of Eugenie Scott's EVOLUTION AND CREATIONISM
How many dogs does it
take to change a light bulb? (humor)
Employee Performance Evaluations (humor)
My Review of Gavin Weightman's SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX
My Review of Kenneth Silverman's LIGHTNING MAN, The accursed life of Samuel F. B. Morse
What is a
After the 2004 election ...
Bush and the church-state separation
Is Intelligent Design valid? One view.
My Review of Paul Davies' THE COSMIC BLUEPRINT
My Review of David Downing's THE RELUCTANT CONVERT
External link to a site describing how Dr. Myers escaped from fundamentalism Page 2, section 4.
Added section 15 on page 2, "Politics." A collection of interesting articles. Both liberal and conservative views.
External link to "Creationism Debunked
Page 2, section 4
Notes on ICR's ACTS AND FACTS, Mar 2004 Page 2, section 4
Page 2, section 4: Darwin's Cathedral, a book review
Page 2, section 2: The
Fracture of Good Order, a book review
Page 2, section 4: Notes on a YEC seminar
Added an external link on page 2, section 10 to the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights campaign, an advocacy group
Added two links in the Young Earth section, page 2, section 4, as follows:
The earth is fixed in space! (External link)
A challenge to creationists by Robert Little
Added a comment on liberalism on page 2, section 11 as follows:
What is a liberal, anyway?
Added several quotations to the set on page 2, section 11, as follows:
A few quotations I really like
October, 2003 (from here on, these are not links)
A definition of the ID argument, page 2, section 5.
comments on what the Apostle Paul knew, page 2, section 10.
several links in the Young Earth section, page 2, section 4.
comments on what it means to be human on page 2, section 11.
a link to space pictures on page 2, section 11
link to a Guide for Straight persons on gay etiquette , page 2, section 10.
an external link to a comparison of gays and lefthanders, page 2, section 10
my book review of "Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About," page 2, section 3
Completed page 7, Science/Religion course for High Schoolers
"age of humanity," page 6.
"Planet Without Laughter" (external link) page 2, section 2.
remarks on the YEC movement page 2,
link to Keith Miller's remarks titled "An Evolving Creation" in section 4.
link, page 2, section 10, to www.whosoever.org
New link for Glen Morton, returned to the states from Scotland (page 2, section 5)
Quote about free will from Peter Singer (page 2, bottom)
Updated information on Habitat for Humanity (page 2, section 12)
the Vatican's 8/2003 arguments on the homosexual issue (page 2, section 10)
The Darwin Legend hoax (page 2, section 14)
Book review -- Three views on Creation, by Moreland (page 2, section 3)
Book review -- Into the Shadows, by DeHaan (page 2, section 3)
Essay -- Does the Bible Teach a spherical earth, Robert Schneider (page 2, section 2)
Essay -- Am I an Evangelical, Allan Harvey (page 2, section 11)
Updates to my course on Religion & Scientific Naturalism (page 6)
Hoax about Pepsi Cola (page 2, section 14)
Why did the chicken cross the road (page 2, section 6, humor)
Meyers-Briggs prayers (page 2, section 6, humor)
A self-referential story, by David Moser (page 2, section 6, humor)
How I Met My Wife (page 2, section 6, humor)
Three Texas Aggies meet St. Peter (page 2, section 6, humor)
Rules of grammar (page 2, section 6, humor)
Can a person argue against the war and still support our troops? (page 2, section 11)
Am I an Evangelical? (page 2, section 11)
Quantum Suicide (page 2, section 11)
Schrodinger's Cat (page 2, section 11)
A debate on ethics from the ASA LISTSERV (page 2, section 11)
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