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

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Overview

Society rarely acknowledges the many and varied gifts that disbelievers give to the world. Churchmen generally contend that great figures in history, such as America's founders, were conventional believers. That isn't true, and this insightful, witty collection sets the record straight! This collection chronicles dozens of famous people such as 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.
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Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News
Think of the book as a Bartlett's for the unbeliever.
Booknews
A lively collection of biographical sketches and quotations demonstrating a long tradition of intelligent, questioning people who doubted or rejected the supernatural. A few of the great thinkers included are Isaac Asimov, W.E.B. DuBois, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, John Stuart Mill, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many others. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573920674
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 291,644
  • 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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