Advancements in science, and in particular computing, have
progressed phenomenally over the past two decades. Small,
inexpensive computers have evolved into powerful general
purpose tools useful for managing vast quantities of information
on the 'net. The collaboration of software developers on the
Internet has also moved the state of the art forward to the
next quantum. And, like the Internet itself, the state of the
art in software is arguably most furthered by this open model
of software development.
From these and adjoining pages, you will find information and
links to people and organizations which reflect this paradigm.
As well, in a world where the current laws are being rendered
obsolete by the fast pace of technological innovation, we find
ourselves on the precipice of anarchy. The time regarded bases
of ethics have been displaced by a whimsical political
correctness which is so spineless that it is
not very useful at best. How can a modern system of
ethics be derived from a basis in shifting sand?
A time-proven basis for modern ethics has been very much
overlooked as people have tended to a more dilute form
which does not make them answerable to a higher authority.
This natural tendency to boil down what people find difficult,
eventually leads to a system that is not only powerless, but
like watered down soup, has all the appeal of used
Or else, the substance becomes so routine through the practice
of tradition, that it is rejected as having no essence. Again,
the application of first principles must be applied to breathe
new life into the practice.
Through the application of basic truths an effective modern
ethic can and should be attained. This then excludes relativism
which itself denies the existence of such fundamental
poles of good and evil, of right and wrong. Relativism has some
chance of working during times of stability, but in times of rapid
change, erodes rapidly to reveal its barren bedrock.
These pages also contain information and links to topics on the
matter of ethics and faith applicable to the modern reality.