Hi all. Looking forward to sharing. I have a science background and have worked with earth-scientists, but my true love is evolutionary biology and nature photography. I've published nonfiction articles and photography in nature and children's magazines. But now I have a book idea. I'll be up front that it's irreverent, as I'm not a fan of religion. (Boot me now if this is offensive!) However (if I survive here) I'll be asking your opinions on a big question: can skeptics and critical thinkers -- especially nonbelievers, like me -- engage in compassionate, respectable and civil conversations with believers? I'd better leave it at that for now. One more thing: I see myself as a positive person who sees great meaning in life, and I look forward to sharing this with like-minded people. Thank you!