The Renaissance Roundtable Group originally began as a project to get people together to discuss their divergent views on a variety of topics and to push all sides to make better arguments in an unending quest to get closer to the truth. I began this blog as a forum to introduce members of that group to interesting things I found and to help facilitate deeper conversation at the live meetings. Soon enough it turned into just my personal blog, but I’d like to incorporate more of that founding philosophy by adding occasional guest posts. The views expressed in those posts are the guest’s own, not mine. Many of the guest bloggers may have never blogged before so we’ll see how this project goes. I encourage any poster to disagree with me as strongly as they like, to take a new approach to an issue even if they agree, or to explore virgin territory with their own favorite topics.