Welcome to my website!

Welcome to my blog site! I have the good fortune to travel the world for work and pleasure, meeting people from all walks of life. I am a professor of geology, a member of two space missions, a buddhist practicing in the Tibetan tradition, and a member of the Aztec tradition. I hope you enjoy exploring my site, learning about me and my life and, most importantly, the nature of ‘science’ as much as I enjoy exploring all of life.

News

28 April 2017: I am very pleased to announce that The Christian Science Monitor has quoted me on the importance of the Cassini-Huygens mission.

Video Blog

Through my video blog, I share the experiences of my exploration of space and time and, of course, the greatest practice of them all, the human experience-life.

Check out my last video blog here

For all previous video blogs, please see my the blog section of this website.

Podcasts

As with my video blog, through my podcast I share the experiences of my exploration of space and time and, of course, the greatest practice of them all, the human experience-life. But unlike my video blog, I do so with my podcast through discussions with others. Science does not live in a vacuum, nor can it. Science is also not the ‘evil empire’. Through my discussion with many friends and colleagues, we explore what it means to be a natural-physical scientists (scientists henceforth). We explore why scientists are no different than anyone else. We explore how there is no conflict between science and anything else other than what is created in the minds of people who do not understand science and scientists.

To listen to my Podcasts, click here.