How this site came to be:

In the late 1970s I had the opportunity to construct and offer a high school course for advanced seniors. As a teacher of physics and biology and a life-long student of philosophy I combined those interests in a course called – what else? – Science and Philosophy.

It was designed to encourage students to think about how discoveries in science shape the way we see the world and our place in it and to help them form their personal world-views.

Some of the material presented to those students in included in this site but much more has been added. Included are recent writings by scientists and philosophers that have enriched my own world-view, or weltanschauung.

This material is offered in the hope that it will enhance your understanding of the wonderful universe in which we live. As you incorporate the information into your mental life may you develop a world-view that meets the test of truth: Is it logically consistent? Does it correspond to reality?

I would be grateful for any corrections, criticisms, comments or suggestions. Please email me:

Personal information:

Name.... Richard Golden

Born.... New York City, 1925

Education.... Bronx High School of Science, City College of New York

Teaching.... New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY

Books that have influenced this site: Will Durant, "The Story of Philosophy;" John Herman Randall Jr, "The Making of the Modern Mind;" Irwin Edman, "Four Ways of Philosophy."