Steve Propp most often writes novels, with serious intellectual themes. But this nonfiction book contains writings and essays dealing with a wide variety of topics in the areas of science, religion, philosophy, and politics.
The first section includes expansions of topics that were briefly covered in his earlier nonfiction book, Inquiries: Philosophical (2002). Subjects include: Science and the Multiverse; Time Travel; Extraterrestrial Life; Artificial Intelligence; Life after Death, and more.
The second section consists of twelve “Lay Sermons,” such as could be addressed to a religious congregation, on topics such as: the Image of God; the Problem of Suffering; Social Justice; Forgiveness; hurtful “divisions” based on gender, sexual orientation, etc.; “Negative” images in the mass media, and others.
The third section contains thirty brief topical essays, such as: Family; Education; Loneliness; Freedom; Authority; Justice; Progress; Individuality; Civility; Technology; Emotions; and even Holidays.
The final section has several previously unpublished writings.