posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 05:46 AM
reply to post by DINSTAAR
Scientific minds that were professed atheists...
Francis Crick - "A knowledge of the true age of the earth and of the fossil record makes it impossible for any balanced intellect to believe in the
literal truth of every part of the Bible in the way that fundamentalists do. And if some of the Bible is manifestly wrong, why should any of the rest
of it be accepted automatically?"
James Watson - "The easiest way to believe in the theory of intelligent design is to never go to school." He also confessed that he does not
believe in a soul or anything divine.
Stephen Hawking - obvious for ATS'ers esp in this forum...
Ernst Mayr - "there is nothing that supports the idea of a personal God"
Noam Chomsky(?maybe?) - "I'm what's called here a "secular atheist," except that I can't even call myself an "atheist" because it is not at
all clear what I'm being asked to deny."
Lucretius - not typically "atheist"..... his gods were...stereotypically UNgodly...they lived between worlds, with limited power and
knowledge...exhibiting none of the typical "omni" attributes...
Alfred Kinsey - a confirmed atheist, eugenicist and evolutionist who believed that “religious-based,” “ancient taboos” were to blame for
America’s supposedly repressive sexual attitudes and resulting social disorder.
B.F. Skinner - The adolescent Skinner considered the recovery of a lost watch a divine revelation; Elijah-like, he believed that faith really could
move mountains, and he tried to demonstrate it with an experiment in levitation that failed. Having come up against the usual sorts of doubts about
religion that arise for persons as intelligent as Skinner, he marked the end of this period of religiosity by announcing to Miss Graves that he "no
longer believed in God"
Wilhelm Wundt - can't seem to find any text OFFICIALLY confirming his atheism...