I am fascinated by cosmology and the quest for a Theory Of Everything. I think Renate Loll's
work is particularly interesting.
I don't much care for extremist theists nor for extremist atheists. Some theists would be unhappy with me because I don't think of god as a cranky old man in a white nightgown. Some atheists might be unhappy with me because I don't hate Sarah Palin. ;)
Some favorite books:
Asimov's Guide To the Bible
The unauthorized version: truth and fiction in the Bible, by Robin Lane Fox
Stranger In A Strange Land by Heinlein
This Demon Haunted World by Carl SaganThe Golden Bough