On Freethought Radio, we’ll hear about FFRF’s graduation prayer victory in Georgia, and learn about the May 2 full-page Washington Post ad challenging the National Day of Prayer and Annie Laurie and Dan talk with high-school senior Daniel Koster, who distributed freethought literature at Wekiva High School, Florida, as a way to protest Bible distribution in 11 Orange County schools. The “New Atheists” were by no means the first public intellectuals to promote freethought. May 18 is the birthday of mathematician, logician, philosopher and humanist Bertrand Russel, and we’ll celebrate by playing a recording of him reading his classic essay from 1927 “Why I am not a Christian.” We end Skeptical Sunday with the Center for Inquiry’s Point of Inquiry podcast. Hosts Indre Viskontas and Chris Mooney interview Professor of Geography at the University of California and Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel about his new book, the World Until Yesterday.
Bertrand Russell: Mathematician, logician, philosopher, peace activist, freethinker.