I believe strongly in being open and honest so I'm going to lay everything out on the line here about who I am and what I believe.
I'm a 28 year old physicist and freelance writer by both trade and training. I live in Michigan and have a very strong interest in all aspects of science and try to learn as much as possible whenever I have the time. My current obsession is learning everything I can about space, particularly space exploration and colonization with a special emphasis on extra-orbital propulsion design and theory.
I don't really identify with any particular party specifically. I call myself a "conservative libertarian" as I lean toward a preference toward a very small federal government and am a strong supporter of both personal and states' rights. While I do not use recreational drugs myself beyond the occasional beer or cocktail, I support the legalization and regulation of most drugs for other adults who might choose to use them. I've recently discovered the Modern Whig Party and support many, but not all, of their platforms.
I was raised Lutheran but have gradually grown away from organized religion as a whole over the past 15 or so years. I have a personal relationship with God and still follow the tenants of Christianity, it has been my personal experiences with man's interpretation of God, his words and his love which have driven me away from the physical church as an organization. Once again, in the interest of honesty and full disclosure; I have described myself as a "Christian Agnostic" but I'm not sure if that's a real term or not so I'll explain. While I feel the science and other historical facts neither support or refute the existence of God in a definitive manner; my heart and soul tell me that he most certainly exists and that Jesus was his one and only son. To my personal belief, not only is there no reason why science and religion cannot coexist, but I also feel that when looked at with an open mind they are each more likely to support and strengthen the other. This obviously leads to a much more productive society than when they are used to fight the other with no purpose other than to cause anger and division.
A Quote from Each "Side" Supporting My Belief in the Compatibility of Science and Religion
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -- Albert_Einstein
"Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.... We need each other to be what we must be, what we are called to be." -- Pope_John_Paul_II