I am a scientist and author, an inventor, and a dreamer. I'm an avid reader, intersted in history, and philosophy, and many other things. I love Shakespeare and classical music. I was raised Jewish, but am not at all religious in the conventional sense. I do, however, believe very strongly that the universe, life, humanity, and we as individuals do have a purpose, and what is truly important in human life is the good we leave behind. My style is informal- while I can wear a suit when required, I'm more at home in jeans. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, camping, snorkling, and scuba diving, and am reasonably fit, but I not an excercise freak. I enjoy traveling the world, and have been to many foreign countries, but would like to see more.