Fillossofee: Messages from a Grandfather
Robert Gately wrote the book so he could pass down to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. “It expresses my views of life in a world of discovery and is a philosophy book whose subjects range from history (Copernicus, Pythagoras, the Gnostics, etc.) to physics (The Big Bang, The Big Crunch, Relativity, etc.) to logic and religion (The Trolley Problem, reincarnation, radical movements, etc.). “
Today, modern technology keeps our youth engaged in a myriad of social networks that can reduce one’s natural curiosity about life’s imponderables like life, and death, and other, less important issues.
Although perhaps a bit pedantic, the book includes interesting tidbits as you and them take a journey of discovery. For instance, the moon is retreating from us at a rate of 1.48 inches a year, which is about the same rate our fingernails grow. Not much to concern ourselves with now, but just wait a few million years!
Robert Gately hopes to inspire readers with Fillossofee: Messages from a Grandfather to search for truth. “Hopefully, this will lead us into seeking the hard-to-reach conclusions in life like, ‘Who is God?’ and ‘What is our place in the universe?’, or practical issues like, ‘Is killing another human being wrong?’ We explore exclusions, if any, and if we do have exceptions like ‘It’s okay to kill in self-defense,’ that doesn’t mean we can’t attain absolute truth about other things in life. The fact is, we all opine about everything under the sun, and it’s important we push our psyches to the limit or to conclusions that ultimately define us. On important matters in dispute, we vote and come to a mass conclusion like on capital punishment, which allows for the killing of human beings under certain conditions. I might disagree, and I have avenues to take my disagreement in a peaceful, legal way. The fact is, though, the search for truth is what matters. I must actively seek to find. One might say, I should just open my eyes. Simple? Yes, but true. I might add, we should be asking the right questions. ”