Insight_4th Edition

David K. Roemer, PhD Theologian Educator (Retired) Edward R. MurrowHigh School Brooklyn, NY An engaging figure in theological education, David K. Roemer, PhD, had an unconventional path to his current profession, stating, “My plan was to initially become a businessman, but I wasn’t a success, so the best thing I could do was get a job as a high school teacher. So I did that for a number of years before I retired and became a copy editor. But my main interest is in writing about science and religion over the past eight or nine years. I have a number of websites where I write about the Shroud of Turin and the arguments for God’s existence, as well as reasons to believe in the existence of life after death.” Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in physics at Fordham University in 1964, Dr. Roemer later earned a Doctor of Philosophy in physics at New York University in 1971 and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University in 1980. However, his academic background pales in comparison to his wealth of knowledge in theology. He notes, “Theology is the study of revelation and fundamental theology is the study of the reasons to believe in revelation. It’s also called apologetics. That’s my specialty, and that’s what I worked on.” Dr. Roemer’s notable theories in fundamental theology include unique perspectives on free will, faith and the concept of God. In terms of free will, he shares, “There are two kinds of observation. There’s the scientific observation where we observe with our eyes that the sky is blue. But while we can move our hand any way that we want, but if we lose our hand in an accident, we still continue to exist … It’s not a scientific observation; it’s a metaphysical observation although some people mistakenly call it a philosophical observation … Metaphysics is as fundamental as science. That we have free will and the conscious knowledge of human beings, as opposed to the sense knowledge of animals, are metaphysical observations.” Dr. Roemer has garnered additional acclaim for his beliefs about the human soul, imparting that “… the soul comes about from the metaphysic categories of form and matter. If you have a being that’s from a class or a set of beings, you have a paradox: every member of the class is a member