I am a student, and I always will be, for I know that as a human I can never learn the entire body of human knowledge, but i will never let that keep me from new knowledge.
I know that part of what I have learned may be proven inaccurate, or false. I embrace this. Every error in my memory, every gap in my knowledge is room for me to grow.
I am a critical thinker, and a rationalist.
As much as one can 'be' a rationalist, rationalism is not a state of being but a constant fight between the instincts and intuition that served us well as the animals we were and the reasoning and analysis that makes us human.
I do not believe in God.
I cannot say that there is not a god, but I will argue against all religions that claim divine knowledge.
I have the tools to win that debate.
No worse human endeavor has ever been undertaken than religion, no body of money worse spent, no politics more destructive.
I believe equality of the sexes is a noble goal.
Like rationalism, it is a lifelong struggle to force deep roots of cultural and instinctual sexism to yield to reason.
I fear without the continual effort, humanity will never free itself from sexual and gender biases.
That makes me sad.