Contents of Ken Wear's Web Site

Most visited pages bold face. Should content of a page seem confused, click here. If your browser has trouble presenting this page to you, click here. Descriptions of several essays appear below the index. I hope you will examine Love to Live and The Innkeeper. To go to a title, click on it; you may return to this menu by using the BACK button on your screen or the menu link at the end of each essay. Descriptions of several essays appear below this menu.

Welcome to My Web Site: foundation notions; compatibility of all fields of inquiry
Publications of Ken's efforts (copyrighted)
	My book, Love to Live and Live to Love is now available
	The Innkeeper (a dramatic Christmas ballad) 
Timely concerns
	Let's apply reason to abortion
	Drugs and other mind trashers
		Politics of drug usage and abuse
		Life game and drugs
	Restore our Constitution to fit our character
	Heart attack and stroke: Emergency medical information. Copy and keep
	Moral Instruction: Displaying The Ten Commandments (secular or traditional)
	You and me and society: Our social contract  
History (Past and Future)
	Remember the Exxon-Valdez -  Dare we ignore its lessons?
	Musing on the beginning of stars and ending of intelligence 
		Resurgence of Earth's civilization after its collapse
	Terri Schiavo and the public debate
	Is mankind undoing the benefits of evolution?
	Christian-Muslim church-state conflict; Islam: a brief history (link at top of that page)
Science and Technology
	Energy for tomorrow: Sources and issues
		Biodiesel data and design
		Algae: Emphasis on biodiesel and ethanol as fuel
	Global temperature and the influence of man
	From creation to now: Big Bang, evolution and life
		Was the Big Bang the ultimate beginning
		Notes on astronomy: methods and observations
	Study of UFOs could advance our science
Reforms that would be beneficial
	The intellectually gifted light the path the rest must follow
	School reform for efficiency in instruction
	Phonetic alphabet with implementations
		Suggested English language reforms
	Automatic driving
Religious and Mystic
	Rational Theism: Religion and science can be compatible
		Institutionalizing Rational Theism
	Diverse religious views fit within a single framework: the House of Man
	Deism vs Atheism vs mysticism: Versions of Reality
	Intelligent Design, Creationism, Evolutionism or Theistic Evolution?
	Churches serve God by serving His creatures
The Christian Bible and science
	Science agrees with the Bible's creation story (Reducing the conflict)
	The Israelite escape from Egypt: The Red Sea incident
	Noah's flood: what happened: elements of engineering and poetic license
Personal outlook
	Love to Live & Live to Love: Making Longevity Worthwhile is now available.
	Personal Outlook on Life: (affirmations: The world is beautiful.  Life is beautiful . . .)
	Whom shall you believe? Intuition is Your Ultimate Arbiter
	Your Choices Create Your Happiness
	For a Committed Relationship: (affirmations: I am me . . . I realize you . . .)
Recreation and entertainments
	Dancing (next to eating in joyful activity) and Ballroom dancing (starter instruction) - to preview click here
	Can you dance?  Test yourself with this simple test. Ballroom dancers: Print and circulate to your friends.
	Original songs by Ken Wear; click here for descriptions.	
Personal history
	Religious odyssey of Ken Wear
	My Reality: The cosmos and Ken Wear's religious view
		Expansion of My Reality (deity and His realm)
	Self observation: mind, body and health (including how I quit smoking)
	Health and How I Quit Smoking mind, body and health (self-observations)
Opinions on contemporary topics such as politics, security, whether we as a nation are committing suicide click here, "cap & trade", Islam, immigration, terrorism, Israel, catastrophes and homosexuals, as well as tribe, race and race relations click here. I don't hold back in expressing my opinions (dated and indexed by topic). For a more complete description, click here.

I have for decades searched for the rights and wrongs of life, science, philosophy and religion; these pages present my results.If you find here elements of truth, share that knowledge (and this URL) with others. Comment is invited at the end of most pages.

*It would be arrogant to suggest my opinions are superior to yours but, if my statements assist you in strengthening opinions that are distinctively yours, they have served a useful purpose.

It is my hope this web site can be maintained in perpetuity, but it will require the help of readers. No one will agree with all my comments, but, if you find comment that ought to be perpetuated, you should contribute to its continuance. If you wish to contribute, send an e-mail using as subject "I read your invitation to contribute" in order to pass my spam filter. For the e-mail form, click here; information will follow. My daughter will continue the site after my death as long as funds are on hand. For an e-mail to reach her, click here.

Descriptions of selected titles:

School reform: Efficiency comes from specialization, and assignment of a broad range of abilities and attainments in a single classroom is inherently wasteful of teacher and teaching resources. I suggest reorganization of teaching units with compressed and extended formats to match student rate of advancement, rational use of busing and discipline. To view, click here.

Drugs: An educational effort to present facts for youngsters and adults alike about specific drugs, their detection, etc., along with information to facilitate discussions. To view, click here.

Abortion and Reason: I was unaware of abortion, much less its impact, until my daughter neared puberty, about the same time the 'pill' became part of the American experience. Over time I have observed, read and interpreted -- and operated an opinion exchange where the topic of abortion seemed never to be exhausted -- and distilled the essences of those years of discussion and reflection. You will find no passionate insistence or defense here, just an effort to suggest what reason requires. To view, click here.

The Book: Divorce and heart attack, my two life-shaping traumas, have led me on a search for information. These are the things nobody told me but I needed to know. Hopefully you can learn from my inquiry. The book embraces the entire realm of Quality of Life. To view, click here. To review symptoms and actions for suspected heart attack or stroke, click here. You should print this chapter and add it to your emergency medical information.

Ten Commandments: Every classroom in America should have some form of this document on the wall to give our teachers a tool for moral instruction. It isn't guns that kill so much as moral lapses, and education is the one tool at our disposal for reducing crimes of one person against another. Here is a secular presentation of the last six of the Ten (the first four being admittedly religious in nature). To view, click here.

Ballroom Dancing: Commencing to Dance: What you need to know to start dancing, including initial exercises and dance steps.

Energy for the Future: Review of various sources of energy with suggestions on conservation and directions for research and development.

Whom Shall We Believe?: Ultimately it is your intuition that forms the basis for your acceptance or rejection of facts and ideas. Intuition and reason are trainable, and you have myriad sources of information and training from which you must select your own mind-set. To view, click here.

Happiness: You are not entirely the helpless victim in your descent into unhappiness because the things that influence your happiness are, to a large extent, yours to control. To view, click here.

Affirmations: "The world is beautiful. Life is beautiful. I am surrounded by beauty. A sensual feast delights . . ." [And on] To view, click here.

Was the Big Bang the ultimate beginning? The Big Bang intuitively offers an explanation of the beginnings of our Universe and there has been much mathematical effort expended to affirm the correctness of this theory. But the question of initial conditions -- what set the stage for the Bang -- has been a barrier to acceptance of the theory. Here is an alternative explanation that casts the question of initial conditions into another framework and suggests the Big Bang is a continuation of an evolution already set in motion. It also suggests an answer to the ultimate question of deity and its origin. To view, click here.

Musing on the beginning and end: A lecture reflecting on the magnitude of Creation, UFOs and extra-terrestrials, and the probability that our civilization will suffer a fate that seems an inevitable outgrowth of its own accomplishments. To view, click here.

Exxon Valdez: I recall the extreme measures taken at the time of construction of the Alaska pipeline to protect migration routes and be environmentally friendly; the dollar cost was huge. But in operation the safety of the oil-carrying fleet of vessels was virtually ignored -- until the unthinkable happened and a drunken captain let his ship run aground and devastate one of Earth's remaining pristine -- and most fertile -- habitats. Nobody knew how to contend with it or repair it; throwing billions of dollars at 'clean-up' couldn't begin to repair the damage; the mix of wild life can never be restored. This is a black eye for our species, but the oil interests still seem unwilling to spend the time and money to contain large spills. It is their world as well as ours; I shudder at what this portends for the future. To view, click here.

Phonetic alphabet: With an adequate phonetic alphabet, any language on Earth should be renderable with that alphabet. My analysis of English led to a set of 38 distinct sounds (not counting minor variations produced by such things as a leading 'r'). A single artifact obviates the need for capital letters with their doubling the number of required symbols. There are specific steps needed to implement this alphabet, and I hope others will join me in practicing writing our English language with this alphabet and in carrying out the needed steps toward implementation. To view, click here.

Plebiscite: Ultimately the consent of the governed must become the basis for geographic boundaries. Imagine the greater happiness of mankind were all individuals served by governments of like-minded persons. To view, click here.

Automatic Driving: All of the technologies are in place for totally hands-free driving. To view click here.

Deistic Evolution: Consider the fossil record and the absence of intermediate life forms. It seems that evolution, contrary to traditional teaching of the theory of evolution, has progressed by quantum leaps. To view, click here.

Hypnosis: Because of its use in entertainment, hypnosis is widely misunderstood. Most of us can with effort reach some measure of trance but a trance cannot be imposed against the wish of the subject. Once trance is reached there are many potential benefits from hypnosis. To view, click here.

Versions of Reality: Each of us has need to achieve inner peace regarding his belief system. Here is a collection of ideas garnered from various religious and mystical sources dealing with continuity of the soul beyond death, the organization required for that possibility, and the prospect of a deity or God. If you are confident in your faith, you can afford to examine ideas that others harbor. If not, you should consider what your intuition tells you of these ideas. Some things you will accept as demonstrable fact and others you will accept on faith; you must distinguish between the two. To view, click here.

My Reality: Science, religion and human experience must ultimately reflect a single set of truths. Here is my construction. To view, click here.

Rational Theism: Comparison of several doctrinal issues with traditional Christian dogma. We recognize how the deity's Will came to be expressed and the origin of traditional dogma as individuals have attempted to elucidate that Will. To view, click here.

House of Man: All religions spring from the same source within us but men of good have developed competing views of the one Reality. Competition is healthy, but there ought also be mutual respect and cooperation. To view, click here.

Science and the Bible's Creation Story: The degree of agreement between what we take as science and Creation as described in Genesis One is remarkable. I was astounded at realizing the author(s) had remarkable insight. To view, click here.

Opinions: I haven't the time or depth of knowledge to write an essay on each and every topic of current concern, but I have from time to time prepared comment on specific issues, and the index appended to the opinion essay gives you a guide in pursuing any current interest you wish. These opinion links present a collection of opinion on foreign relations and international issues, on domestic policy, and on religious extremism (including a history of Islam). To view foreign relations, click here; for domestic policy, click here; for Islam and religious extremism, click here.