I know way too much about a lot of different things. If it has something to do with science, I am a fountain of information, and I will not hesitate to share with you my sense of wonder about the world around us. If we go for a walk in the woods, I will tell you what species all the plants are and which ones we could eat. If we are enjoying pleasant conversation over milkshakes at Steak n' Shake, I will save the cherry for last and then comment on how much I love the flavor of benzaldehyde. If we are cuddled up in a sleeping bag under the stars, I will point out for you all the constellations and planets and share with you my deep connection with the Universe.
I am not religious but you could say I am spiritual, in a very broad sense. I believe there is something greater than all of us but I do not wish to assign it a name. Whatever it is, it pervades all that exists and connects you, me, and everything in the cosmos across all of time and space. I don't know what it is, but when I gaze up at the stars on a quiet night I know it's there. Perhaps it is just the beauty and grandeur of the Universe and the perfection of the physical laws that define it.
This pretty much sums up my spirituality:
My personal heroes include Benjamin Franklin, Galileo Galilei, Antoine Lavoisier, Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Attenborough, and Mr. Wizard.
I have a complete Periodic Table of the Elements collection.
"Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly."
- Arnold Edinborough