OK I guess I should say a few words. Likely I am the first member from Guyana after all... Grew up in the UK reading SF like Asimov and science books. Very materialistic view of life. Did physics at university and went on to programming early climate models at the Met Office. While at university became unsatisfied and started exploring spiritual matters. Read Lord of the Rings. Followed a bit of a winding road until finding answers. No longer see a conflict between science and spirituality. Moved to Guyana in 1976 and since then have been teaching physics and IT, managing web servers and building web sites. More or less retired now. Oh - good to see one member is from our neighbour, Brazil.