Welcome to the web site of John W. Burgeson (Burgy),
retired physicist, retired IBMer, retired Stephen Minister.
This web site was begun in January, 2001, and I add to it from time to time.
My prior church family was the Rico Community Church located in Rico, Colorado.
I now live in Texas, with the Rev. Carol Lee Burgeson,
my beautiful and remarkable wife of over 57 years,
the love of my life, an MDiv graduate from the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado,
PCUSA Minister of Word and Sacrament,
retired pastor of The Rico Community Church,
which is located at an altitude of 8827 feet in the Colorado San Juan mountains.
(yes - it is cold up there sometimes and we have had as much as 228 inches of snow in a winter.)
From the early 1990s to 2009 I wrote book reviews for PERSPECTIVES, the quarterly journal of the American Scientific Association (ASA). I also wrote articles on baseball, energy issues and global warming
for Rico's newspaper, the Rico Bugle.
I have completed (in 2013) a very large book on the (illustrated) history of the automobile, suitable for reading on a computer screen. At over 1000 pages I have never printed it! There is also a short version, suitable for printing (80 pages). I have also posted a link to the 1949 issues of MOTOR TREND magazine. See the recent changes link below.
On this site you will find articles and links to sites which have
RESPONSIBLE information on issues of global warming and
"Creation-Evolution" is not a good name for this last issue;
a better one is "Purpose-Accidentalism."
There is also
information on baseball, pathological science, corny humor,
Colorado jeep trails, fine automobiles, politics, tolerance,
quantum mechanics, gay/lesbian issues, Sunday School courses
on Religion and Scientific Naturalism,
ethical issues, Habitat for Humanity projects and some pictures of me for use if you are constructing a dart board.
This site is at version 4.86 updated 7/27/2015.
I was informed by Bess Kalb of Wired magazine of broken links in the baseball section. These have now been fixed and some broken links removed.
Page 2. This is the main page; 13 sections.
Page 3. Quantum Mechanics material used in
a Ph-D level class at Denver's Iliff seminary in the spring of 2001.
Page 4. Sample pages from a SS class curriculum written by my wife, Carol, for developmentally challenged adults.
Page 5. A true story I want to share with you
Page 6. updated 9/8/2003. Materials for my class "Religion & Scientific Naturalism"
Page 7. updated 10/1/2003. A short version of the class above designed for high school age persons.
Page 8. A paper on money management
The place God calls you to be is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. -- Buechner
It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how nature is. Physics concerns only what we can SAY about nature. -- Neils Bohr
These two quotations sum up why I entered the study of physics, why I hold it in such high regard, and at least partially why I first began to examine the claims of Christ at the age of 31. The interface between science, and what I claim to be true as a Christian has fascinated me ever since.
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