Private Life


I was born in 1963 and spent nearly all of my life in my Swabian hometown Böblingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). In Summer 2018 we moved to our new home in small village of Echsenbach in Lower Austria.

 

I am married to my lovely Austrian wife Maria Luise (*1979) since 2005, and we have two wonderful children: Lukas Hendrik (*Jan. 2013) and Niklas Erik Ansgar (*Jan. 2015).

Our little family in spring 2017
Our little family in spring 2017
My mom Ursula Bechly (*1938, photo 1986)
My mom Ursula Bechly (*1938, photo 1986)
My dad Günter Bechly sen. (1923-1991)
My dad Günter Bechly sen. (1923-1991)

Our family tree (genealogy of the Bechly family back to the early 17th century, including the connection to American and Australian branches, and famous relatives like the painter Caspar David Friedrich, as well as the family of my wife).

Interests and Hobbies:

Philosophy and metaphysics (philosophy of time, philosophy of mind, free will, metaethics, problem of universals, Neoplatonism, quantum idealism, natural theology); modern science and its philosophical implications (quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology, digital physics, neuroscience, evolution); earth history and the fossil record (esp. fossil insects); critique of Neo-Darwinian macroevolution and of evolutionary gradualism (with special emphasis on paleontological evidence); activism against materialism and Neo-Darwinism (publications, talks, social media); nature, wildlife, and promethean environmentalism (ecomodernism, technogaianism); futurism, techno-utopianism, and (geo)libertarian transhumanism (combined with Georgism / Geoism); digital photography; Apple MacOS and iOS; reading books about science, philosophy, and futurism; TV documentaries about science, nature, and history; SciFi and Fantasy movies; family genealogy; and last but not least family life.

My younger self 1985 in the Suriname rainforest
My younger self 1985 in the Suriname rainforest
My look-alike Alfred Russel Wallace
My look-alike Alfred Russel Wallace