I cannot say that my studies are deep and diverse but I have read the odd article here and there, absorbed a book or two, listened to radio, speeches and lectures, I have been to concerts rock and classical. I have watched great and bad movies then had my heart turned inside out by genuine science spectaculars. . .I even did a four minute marathon of afternoon TV; in short I am probably bordering on informed. Ergo it is no surprise then that I am an atheist because the common conclusion after all such absorption of data is science, spectacular and incredible though it is; sometimes even mystical sounding, is verifiable and makes no demands on me other than to challenge me to turn the page and discover for myself.