Callum Golding is an IT professional and writer, following in the humanist and rationalist traditions.
Empirical observation, radical introspection, reason, and open dialogue, continue to play an important role in our moral progress and the development of open societies. To seek knowledge of the laws that govern our universe we must foster the principles necessary for such an activity. Dignity, respect, dissent, curiosity, freedom of thought and inquiry. Any subsequent political demands invariably come to reflect this project, along with whispers of Pericles, ‘we are taught to never forget we must protect the injured’.
My current areas of interest are; the harmful effects of modern dogmatism, digital echo chambers, and understanding the human identity. I have written for the Australian Rationalist Society, Areo Magazine and the District Bulletin newspaper.
“Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.”
“In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable: and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.”