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Robert G. Brown

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My real biography is way too long and complex for a few hundred words, so this is the reader's digest version. I've lived in Skaneateles, New York, New Delhi, India, West Springfield, Virginia, and for 34 years now in Durham, NC where I teach physics at Duke. I'm married (to Susan F. Isbey MD) and have three boys. We live with three dogs, one cat, and sundry transient animals of all classes.

In addition to doing physics, math, statistics, computing, predictive modelling, and geekstuff like that, I write. A lot. Daily.

I write magazine columns and articles, usually in the field of computing. I've written lots of "learned papers" in physics, mostly published in Physical Review. I've written two books of poetry (much of which has been published...more

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The Book of Lilith (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Lilith was the first woman to be given a soul by God, and her purpose is to give all the rest of Creation a soul by means of her love, beginning with Adam. Adam has a job too -- to create the rules that define sin and bring about a world governed by reason and law. Unfortunately, Adam insists on being on top whenever they have sex, which leads to problems... Alternately funny, serious, and thought provoking, The Book of Lilith is just plain fun to read! Visit The Book of Lilith Website at: to find reviews, previews, links, and much more!

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rgb Jennifer wrote: "hahaha! Thanks! It's probably because I don't get upset and think everyone is calling me names and can debate rationally with Nathan! :D Have a great semester!"

Yeah, but those two traits -- not getting upset so that a debate degenerates to name calling and debating rationally -- so rare, so very rare... and not just among the religious. The biggest fight I've had so far on GR was on the atheist and skeptics list where an individual spent a considerable amount of time calling me names (and sometimes even calling Nathan names, ooooo:-) and debating highly IRrationally.

I personally think you'll make a great teacher one day, the kind students remember for thirty years afterwards. Your warmth, sense of humor, patience and lack of anger are real virtues, ones students will definitely appreciate.

Good luck in your semester as well. Feel free to hit me up for online help in any courses where you think I might be able to help -- math and science in general, computer science, and maybe even writing, although there are better writing teachers than I am online on GR, I'm sure. If nothing else I can read papers and critically comment, if you ever need that.


Jennifer hahaha! Thanks! It's probably because I don't get upset and think everyone is calling me names and can debate rationally with Nathan! :D Have a great semester!

Mysterium Wishing you a deep sense of peace and good fortune this holiday season!!!! Happy reading!!!

Pastor Chris

Lauren Hey, really random, but I was on the Friendly Atheist blog, and in their advertisement for The Infernova you were quoted! X)

That is all. XD

Claire S Hi Robert,
Just had to mention, I'm always appreciative of your comments in that God-Atheists group! Your comment recently about Paul and misogyny and the Bible was wonderful. It's so great to discover kindred spirits like yourself! Offsets whatever terrible AIG things are going on that day or whatever else. So, thanks much! Katie S.

message 1: by Daniel (last edited Oct 17, 2007 02:50PM)

Daniel I'm not going to argue with Robert over Memetic Evolution, but I guess I've already started to argue with him over my latest book. Let's see who wins this one!
What we both agree on is giving FREE e-books to the public in repayment for what the public has given us.

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