|Who's Number 1 ???|
The Best Schools website had chosen the world's top atheists.
Among the 50, there are people whose names almost everyone will know and many I didn't recognize. I am listing here those with whom I am most familiar. Use the link at the bottom on this post to see the entire list.
48. Dan Barker - co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
45. James ("the Amazing") Randi - illusionist
42. Greta Christina - writer and blogger (I just posted something about her a few weeks ago.)
37. Ayaan Hirsi Ali - her book "Infidel" presents an inside look into Islam from a
girl's/woman's point of view.
35. Woody Allen - director
34. Ian McEwan - novelist
31. Philip Roth - novelist
18. Paul Kurtz - professor, author, founder of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
13. Sam Harris - author
10. Christopher Hitchens - journalist, essayist
9. Stephen Hawking - mathematician, cosmologist
8. Steven Weinberg - Nobel Prize Winner - Physics
7. Richard Dawkins - scientist, author
5. Daniel Dennett - professor of philosophy, author
Perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit that the top four names were not familiar to me, but I will definitely be learning more about them.
For the criteria used to select those included on the list and the entire list of the top 50 atheists in the world today, click HERE.
Comments welcome on any of these questions:
Who would you add to the list and who would you drop?
What are your thoughts on the criteria used to choose those included on the list?Who would you choose as your #1 choice or perhaps your top 5?