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 Echsenbach (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)

Interests and Hobbies:

Philosophy and metaphysics (philosophy of time, philosophy of mind, personal identity, free will, metaethics, status of mathematics and the problem of universals, Neo-Platonism, idealism, natural theology); philosophical implications of modern science (quantum physics, relativity theory, cosmology, evolution, neuroscience); earth history and the fossil record (esp. fossil insects); critique of Neo-Darwinian macroevolution and of evolutionary gradualism (with special emphasis on paleontological evidence); advocacy against materialism and Neo-Darwinism and for real teleology in nature (publications, lectures, website, Facebook, YouTube, etc.); nature, wildlife, and promethean environmentalism (ecomodernism, technogaianism); futurism, techno-utopianism, and transhumanism; digital photography; Apple iOS and MacOS; reading books on science and philosophy; TV documentaries on science, nature, and history; SciFi and fantasy movies; and last but not least family life.