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Welcome to
An Open Mind


H. Roice Nelson, Jr.

This page is the window into a work in progress. "An Open Mind" is written for youth and the young at heart, specifically for those who are interested in exploring the relationship between science and religion. As with any writing that undertakes to evaluate this emotional and dynamic boundary, it is necessarily limited to my knowledge and experience, religious training and beliefs as well as my scientific background.

The goal is to build an on-line forum where individuals from all different religious traditions and scientific backgrounds can post their comments and insights on connections between science and religion. But first a framework must be built.

This is a work in progress. The following is posted: As additional chapters are finished they will be posted. When the book is finished, it will be taken to various publishers to see if they are interested in distributing the book. Those interested in my answers to the questions:
  • Why am I writing "An Open Mind"?
  • What is "An Open Mind"?
  • Who is the target audience for "An Open Mind"?
  • How will "An Open Mind" be edited and published? and
  • When will "An Open Mind" be available?
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In the meantime, any comments about what has been written so far are welcome via e-mail to This e-mail address has a spam filter on it, and so the first e-mail needs to be sent two times within 24 hours in order to for the sender to be put on the confirmed whitelist. Those who are not constructive in their comments and e-mails will be moved to the blacklist. The e-mail correspondence will become the initial basis for a forum to explore in depth various views of relationships between science and religion. Nothing sent by e-mail will be incorporated into the web site nor the book with out e-mail permission to do so.

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Thank you for your interest. I look forward to your comments and contributions.

Best Regards,

H. Roice Nelson, Jr.

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