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Counting to God

A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief

About The Author: Doug Ell

In our time, the pursuit of scientific and philosophical knowledge has largely been the domain of narrowly focused professionals and academics. Mr. Ell’s work represents a return to the more open minded, broad thinking of the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution, when intelligent people of diverse backgrounds exchanged information not to further professional careers, but as part of a collective effort to advance science and reason.

Douglas Ell grew up in Connecticut, and graduated early from MIT, where he double majored in math and physics. He then obtained a masters in theoretical mathematics from the University of Maryland. After graduating from law school, magna cum laude, he became a prominent attorney. Ell drafted the first 401(k) plan in professional sports and has represented a number of nationally recognized corporations, unions and pension plans. He has litigated nationally with great success and persuaded Congress to make important changes in employee benefits laws. As a lawyer Ell learned how to sift through competing arguments and the importance of carefully considering different points of view, skills which he has now used to untangle the confused and often emotional relationship between science and religion.

His legal training and work, combined with his academic science background and a lifetime of independent study, has given him a uniquely grounded approach to science, religion, and philosophy. Ell’s approach is characterized by a sense of wonder and appreciation, rather than dogma. Characteristic of his varied interests, Ell splits his time between Washington, DC and Vero Beach, Florida.

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Doug Ell is a prominent attorney based in Washington DC and Florida. He combines an academic science background with a lifetime of independent study in his uniquely grounded approach to science, religion and philosophy.

Link to Margin Call graphic novel
Link to Margin Call graphic novel
Link to Margin Call graphic novel