2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt

2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt

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by James A. Haught
     
 

Society rarely acknowledges the many and varied gifts that disbelievers give to the world. This insightful, witty collection sets the record straight by profiling dozens of famous people who were skeptical of conventional religious beliefs. Included, among others, are Isaac Asimov, W.E.B. DuBois, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin

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Overview

Society rarely acknowledges the many and varied gifts that disbelievers give to the world. This insightful, witty collection sets the record straight by profiling dozens of famous people who were skeptical of conventional religious beliefs. Included, among others, are Isaac Asimov, W.E.B. DuBois, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, Omar Khayyam, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, John Stuart Mill, Ayn Rand, Gene Roddenberry, Margaret Sanger, George Bernard Shaw, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Voltaire, with many quotes that reveal their rejection of the supernatural.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573920674
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

James A. Haught (Charleston, WV) is the editor of the Charleston Gazette, West Virginia’s largest newspaper. He is the author of 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Couruge to Doubt and four other books.

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