A. Philip Randolph Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a leader in the African-American civil-rights movement, the American labor movement and socialist political parties.
Aaron Swartz Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist.
Aasif Mandvi Aasif Hakim Mandviwala (born March 5, 1966), known professionally as Aasif Mandvi is an Indian-American actor and comedian.
Abbie Hoffman Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").
Abraham Maslow Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on...
Adam Carolla Adam Lakers Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, radio personality, television host and actor.
Adam Kokesh Adam Charles Kokesh (born February 1, 1982) is an American libertarian talk show host and activist.
Adam Savage Adam Whitney Savage (born July 15, 1967) is an American industrial design and special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator, and one of two co-hosts of the Discovery Channel television se...
Al Seckel Al Seckel (born September 3, 1958) is an American authority on visual and other types of sensory illusions, and how they relate to perception.
Alan Hale (astronomer) Alan Hale (born March 7, 1958) is an American astronomer, known for his co-discovery of the Comet Hale–Bopp.
Alan Sokal Alan David Sokal (born 1955) is a professor of mathematics at University College London and professor of physics at New York University.
Albert Ellis (psychologist) Albert Ellis (September 27, 1913 – July 24, 2007) was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Alexander Berkman Alexander Berkman (November 21, 1870June 28, 1936) was an anarchist known for his political activism and writing.
Alexandra Powers Alexandra Kristin Powers (born September 9, 1967) is an American former actress.
Allahpundit Allahpundit (born September 5, c. 1972) is an anonymous blogger and the senior editor for the conservative commentary website, Hot Air.
Allan Gotthelf Allan Stanley Gotthelf (December 30, 1942 – August 30, 2013) was an American philosopher and a recognized authority on the philosophies of both Aristotle and Ayn Rand.
Allison Kilkenny Allison Kilkenny (born March 5, 1983) is an American journalist and co-host of political podcast Citizen Radio.
Amanda Marcotte Amanda Marie Marcotte (born September 2, 1977) is an American blogger best known for her writing on feminism and politics.
Amber Heard Amber Laura Heard (born April 22, 1986) is an American actress and model.
American Atheist Magazine American Atheists is an organization in the United States dedicated to defending the civil liberties of atheists and advocating for the complete separation of church and state.
American McGee American James McGee (born December 13, 1972) is an American game designer.
Amy Alkon Amy Alkon (born March 8, 1964), also known as the Advice Goddess, writes a weekly advice column, Ask the Advice Goddess, which is published in over 100 newspapers within North America.
Ancel Keys Ancel Benjamin Keys (January 26, 1904 – November 20, 2004) was an American scientist who studied the influence of diet on health.
Andrew Bernstein Andrew Bernstein (born 1949) is a proponent of Ayn Rand's Objectivism, an author, and a professor of philosophy.
Andy Biersack Black Veil Brides is an American rock band originally formed in Cincinatti, Ohio, but all current members except for Andy are from Hollywood, California.
Andy Rooney Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer.
Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress, film director, screenwriter, and author.
Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco (born Angela Maria DiFranco; September 23, 1970) is an American singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and songwriter.
Ann Dunham Stanley Ann Dunham (November 29, 1942 – November 7, 1995), the mother of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, was an American anthropologist who specialized in economic anthrop...
Ann McLane Kuster Ann "Annie" McLane Kuster (born September 5, 1956) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for NH's 2 since 2013.
Annie Laurie Gaylor Annie Laurie Gaylor (born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 2 November 1955) is co-founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and, with her husband Dan Barker, is the current co-president.
Anthony Bourdain Anthony Michael Bourdain (born June 25, 1956) is an American chef, author, and television personality.
Anthony David (singer) Anthony David Harrington (born December 4, 1971), better known as Anthony David, is an American R&B singer-songwriter.
Anthony Jeselnik Anthony Jeselnik (born December 22, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, writer, producer, and actor.
Antje Duvekot Antje Duvekot (born 1976 in Heidelberg, Germany) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Anu Garg Anu Garg (born April 5, 1967) is an Indian-American author and speaker.
Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.
Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist.
Artie Lange Arthur Steven "Artie" Lange, Jr. (born October 11, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, radio personality, and author best known for his tenures with the The Howard Stern Show and the comed...
As'ad AbuKhalil As'ad AbuKhalil Arabic: أسعد أبو خليل (born March 16, 1960) is a Lebanese-American professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Hirsi Ali (full name: Ayaan Hirsi Magan Isse Guleid Ali Wai’ays Muhammad Ali Umar Osman Mahamud) (born 13 November 1969) is a Somali-born American (formerly Dutch) feminist and atheist a...
Ayn Rand Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum; – March 6, 1982) was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter.
Aziz Ansari Aziz Ansari (born February 23, 1983) is an American actor and comedian.
B. F. Skinner Burrhus Frederic (B. F.) Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher.
Baker Brownell Baker Brownell (December 12, 1887 – April 5, 1965) was an American philosopher.
Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich (born August 26, 1941) is an American feminist, democratic socialist, and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade", and has been called "a veteran...
Barbara G. Walker Barbara G. Walker (born July 2, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a U.S. author and feminist.
Barney Frank Barnett "Barney" Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013.
Barrett Brown Barrett Brown (born August 14, 1981) is an American journalist, essayist and satirist.
Ben Koller Ben Koller is an American drummer currently in Converge, United Nations, Acid Tiger, and All Pigs Must Die.
Benjamin Tucker Benjamin Ricketson Tucker (April 17, 1854 – June 22, 1939) was a proponent, in the 19th century, of American individualist anarchism, which he called "unterrified Jeffersonianism," and edit...
Bernard Davis Bernard David Davis (January 7, 1916 – January 14, 1994) was an American biologist who made major contributions in microbial physiology and metabolism.
Beth Ditto Mary Beth Patterson, known by her stage name Beth Ditto (born February 19, 1981, in Searcy, Arkansas), is an American singer-songwriter, most famous for her work with the indie rock band G...
Bill Maher William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (born January 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, satirist, author, and actor.
Billy Joel William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer.
Bob Avakian Bob Avakian (born on March 7, 1943) is Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP), which he has led since its formation in 1975.
Bob Odenkirk Robert John "Bob" Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer.
Boris Sidis Boris Sidis, Ph.D., M.D. (October 12, 1867 – October 24, 1923) was a Russian American psychologist, physician, psychiatrist, and philosopher of education.
Bouvier Beale Bouvier Beale (13 February 1922 – 3 May 1994) was a prominent American lawyer.
Brad Pitt William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer.
Bradley M. Kuhn Bradley M. Kuhn (born 1973) is a free software activist from the United States.
Bradley Manning Bradley Edward Manning (born December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks.
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Brannon Braga Brannon Braga (born August 14, 1965) is an American television producer, director and screenwriter currently serving as an Executive Producer on the Fox primetime series Cosmos: A Space-Time Ody...
Brett Booth Brett Booth is an American comic book artist.
Brian Dunning (skeptic) Brian Dunning (born 1965) is an American writer and producer who specialises in the debunking of pseudoscience.
Brian Flemming Brian Flemming (born 6 June 1966) is an American film director and playwright.
Brian Posehn Brian Edmund Posehn (born July 6, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor, musician, writer, and comedian, known for his roles as Jim Kuback on The WB's Mission Hill and Brian Spukowski on C...
Brotha Lynch Hung Kevin Danell Mann (born January 10, 1969), better known by his stage name Brotha Lynch Hung, is an American rapper and record producer from Sacramento, California.
Brownie Mary Mary Jane Rathbun (December 22, 1922 – April 10, 1999), popularly known as Brownie Mary, was an American medical cannabis activist.
Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan李振藩; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and the foun...
Bruce Sterling Michael Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author who is best known for his novels and his work on the Mirrorshades anthology.
Bryan Caplan Bryan Douglas Caplan (born April 8, 1971) is an American economist, a professor of Economics at George Mason University, research fellow at the Mercatus Center, adjunct scholar at the Cato Insti...
Bryan Erickson (musician) Bryan Erickson (born September 26, 1972) is known primarily for his involvement with the electronic music bands Velvet Acid Christ and Toxic Coma.
Burt Lancaster Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called ...
Butterfly McQueen Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen (January 8, 1911December 22, 1995) was an American actress.
C. E. Ruthenberg Charles Emil Ruthenberg (1882–1927), known to his friends as C.E., was an American Marxist politician and a founder and long-time head of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
Camille Paglia Camille Anna Paglia (born April 2, 1947) is an American teacher and social critic.
Cara Santa Maria Cara Louise Santa Maria (born October 19, 1983) is an American science communicator, writer, producer and television personality.
Carl Davidson Carl Davidson is a former student leader of the New Left of the 1960s, serving as a Vice President and National Secretary of Students for a Democratic Society.
Carl Panzram Carl Panzram (June 28, 1891 – September 5, 1930) was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar.
Carl Reiner Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and voice artist.
Catherine Fahringer Catherine Fahringer (née Compton) (September 12, 1922 – December 12, 2008) was an American activist who campaigned for the separation of church and state in the USA.
Cecil Bothwell Cecil Bothwell (born 1950) is an American politician, writer and builder.
Charles Chilton Moore Charles Chilton Moore was an American atheist, and the editor of the Blue Grass Blade, one of the United States' first newspapers promoting atheism.
Charles Lee Smith Charles Lee Smith (1887 – 1964 in San Diego, California) was an atheist and Freethought activist in the United States, and editor of The Truth Seeker Freethought magazine in New York from 19...
Charles Ruthenberg Charles Emil Ruthenberg (1882—1927) was an American Marxist politician and a founder and long-time head of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
Charles T. Beaird Charles Thomas Beaird (July 17, 1922 - April 18, 2006) was an industrialist, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and civic leader from Shreveport, Louisiana.
Charlie Parker Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Chaz Bufe Charles Bufe, better known as Chaz Bufe, is a contemporary American anarchist author.
Chelsea Manning Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning, December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violat...
Chris Bowers Chris Bowers is a blogger for DailyKos and a manager of their email list.
Chris Ferguson Christopher Philip Ferguson (born on April 11, 1963) is an American professional poker player.
Chris Hardwick Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick (born November 23, 1971) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, musician, podcaster, television host, emcee, and voice actor.
Chris Harper Chris Harper (born February 2, 1967) is an American satirist and actor who created the Landover Baptist Church.
Chris Rodda Chris Rodda is an author, blogger, and religious freedom activist.
Chris Stedman Chris Stedman (born April 9, 1987) is an American writer and interfaith activist who serves as the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University.
Christopher Guest Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), better known as Christopher Guest, is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and com...
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British-American author, polemicist, debater, and journalist.
Chuck Klosterman Charles John "Chuck" Klosterman (born June 5, 1972) is an American author and essayist who has written books and essays focused on American popular culture.
Clara Fraser Clara Fraser (March 12, 1923 – February 24, 1998) was a feminist and socialist political organizer, who co-founded and led the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.
Clark Adams Clark Davis Adams (July 23, 1969 – May 21, 2007) was a prominent American freethought leader and activist.
Claude Shannon Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory".
Clay Fulks Clay Fulks (1880-1964) was a writer on Arkansas lore.
Cliff Bleszinski Clifford Michael Bleszinski (born February 12, 1975) is a video game designer, and former design director for the game development company Epic Games.
Cloris Leachman Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an American actress of stage, film and television.
CM Punk Phillip Jack Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler who is signed with WWE. He is titled in the company as "the longest...
Cox & Forkum Cox & Forkum was an editorial cartoon drawn by John Cox and written by Allen Forkum.
Craig Else Craig Else (born October 12, 1964 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer, vocalist, and music producer.
Craig Venter John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biologist and entrepreneur.
Culbert Olson Culbert Levy Olson (November 7, 1876 – April 13, 1962) was an American lawyer and politician.
D. J. Grothe Douglas James "D. J." Grothe (born June 25, 1973) is an American writer and public speaker who talks about issues at the nexus of science, critical thinking, secularism, religion and the paranormal.
Dale McGowan Dale McGowan (born February 28, 1963) is an American author, speaker, and philanthropist who has written and edited several books related to atheism, particularly parenting without religion.
Dale Morgan Dale Holland Morgan (November 24, 1998 – NEVER), generally cited as Dale Morgan or Dale L. Morgan, was an American saxophone player, accomplished researcher, biographer, editor, and ...
Dan Barker Dan Barker (born June 25, 1949) is a prominent American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984.
Dan Brown Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction who is best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code.
Dan Fouts Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) is a retired Hall of Fame American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).
Dan Regan Dan Regan was the trombone player for the Southern California-based ska punk band Reel Big Fish.
Dan Savage Daniel Keenan "Dan" Savage (born October 7, 1964) is a gay American author, media pundit, journalist and newspaper editor.
Dan Vogel Daniel Arlon Vogel (born 1955) is the author of a number of books related to early Mormon history.
Dana White Dana White (born July 28, 1969) is an Irish-American businessman, entrepreneur, and the President of mixed martial arts organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Daniel Dennett Daniel Clement "Dan" Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of scie...
Daniel Everett Daniel Leonard Everett (born 1951 in Holtville, California) is an American author and academic best known for his study of the Amazon Basin's Pirahã people and their language.
Daniel Seligman Daniel Seligman (September 25, 1924 – January 31, 2009) was an editor and columnist at Fortune magazine from 1950 to 1997.
Danny Ledonne Danny Ledonne (born January 18, 1982) is an American film director.
Darrel Ray Darrel Wayne Ray (born 1950) is a writer and speaker on leadership and organizational development and author of two books on the topic.
Darren Aronofsky Darren Aronofsky (born February 12, 1969) is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Dave Barry David McAlister "Dave" Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005.
Dave Kong Dave Kong is the director of the California chapter of the American Atheists.
Davey Havok David Paden Marchand (born November 20, 1975), best known by his stage name Davey Havok, is the lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI and the electronic music band Blaqk Audio.
David Cross David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian known primarily for his standup work, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke ...
David D. Friedman David Director Friedman (born February 12, 1945) is an economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist.
David Fitzgerald (author) David Fitzgerald is an American author, public speaker, historical researcher, and atheist activist.
David G. McAfee David Gregory McAfee (February 23, 1989) — known as David G. McAfee — is an American author, journalist and religious studies graduate.
David H. Lawrence XVII David Harvard Lawrence XVII is an American television and film actor, voice talent, network radio host, Internet entrepreneur, podcaster, demo producer, teacher and author, best known for his ro...
David Kellogg Lewis David Kellogg Lewis (September 28, 1941 – October 14, 2001) was a 20th-century American philosopher.
David Lewis (philosopher) David Kellogg Lewis (September 28, 1941 – October 14, 2001) was a 20th-century American philosopher.
David McReynolds David McReynolds (born October 25, 1929) is an American democratic socialist and pacifist activist who described himself as "a peace movement bureaucrat" during his 40-year career with Liberat...
David Mills (author) David Mills is an American atheist and an author who argues that science and religion cannot be successfully reconciled.
David O. Russell David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
David Pakman David Pakman, (born February 2, 1984) is a television and radio host, political commentator, and internet personality.
David Rovics David Rovics (born April 10, 1967) is an American indie singer/songwriter.
David Seaborg David Seaborg (born 1949) is an evolutionary biologist; as well as a peace activist, author and a leader in the environmental movement.
David Silverman (activist) David Silverman (born August 13, 1966) is the current president of the American Atheists, a non-profit organization that supports the rights of atheists and the removal of expressions of religi...
David Sloan Wilson David Sloan Wilson (born 1949) is an American evolutionary biologist and a Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghamton University.
Dean Cameron Dean Cameron (born Dean Eikleberry on December 25, 1962, in Morrison, Illinois) is an American television and film actor.
Dennis McKinsey Claud Dennis McKinsey (born March 5, 1940 died June 23, 2009 in Ohio) was an American Atheist and author of works on the subject of Biblical inerrancy from a critical perspective, most notably '...
Diana Nyad Diana Nyad (born Diana Sneed; August 22, 1949) is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and world record long-distance swimmer.
Diane Farr Diane Farr (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress and writer.
Dick Donato Richard Louis Donato, known as "Evel Dick" Donato (born June 24, 1963), a bar manager from Los Angeles, California, is the winner of the reality game show Big Brother 8.
Domo genesis Domonique Cole, better known by his stage name Domo Genesis.
Doug Stanhope Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author known for his abrasive, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views.
Douglas Rushkoff Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian.
E. Haldeman-Julius E. Haldeman-Julius (né Emanuel Julius) (July 30, 1889 – July 31, 1951) was a Jewish-American socialist writer, atheist thinker, social reformer and publisher.
Earl Browder Earl Russell Browder (1891–1973) was from Wichita, Kansas.
Earl Sweatshirt Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper and member of the Los Angeles based hip hop collective Odd Future.
Ed Buckner Edward Milton "Ed" Buckner (born March 8, 1946) is an American atheist activist who served as president of the organization American Atheists from 2008 to 2010.
Eddie Tabash Edward (Eddie) Tabash is an American lawyer and political and social activist.
Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson; December 23, 1964) is an American musician and singer-songwriter who is best known for being the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists of the ...
Edmund White Edmund Valentine White III (born January 13, 1940) is an American novelist, as well as a writer of memoirs and an essayist on literary and social topics.
Edward Cline Edward Cline (born 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist and essayist.
Edward Thorndike Edward Lee "Ted" Thorndike (August 31, 1874 – August 9, 1949) was an American psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Edwin Kagin Edwin Frederick Kagin, J.D., (born November 26, 1940) is an attorney at law in Union, Kentucky, and a founder of Camp Quest, the first secular summer camp in the United States for the children o...
Edwin S. Shneidman Edwin S. Shneidman (born May 13, 1918, York, Pennsylvania, – May 15, 2009, Los Angeles, California was an American suicidologist and thanatologist.
Eliezer Yudkowsky Eliezer Shlomo Yudkowsky (born September 11, 1979) is an American blogger, writer, and advocate for Friendly artificial intelligence.
Elizur Wright Elizur Wright (12 February 1804 – 22 November 1885) was an American mathematician and abolitionist.
Ellen Barkin Ellen Rona Barkin (born April 16, 1954) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch.
Ellen Johnson Ellen Johnson (born 1955) is an American activist for the civil rights of atheists and for the separation of church and state in the United States.
Emery Emery Emery Emery (born December 25, 1963) is an American comedian, film editor and producer, and outspoken atheist, known for his contribution to numerous comedy-related films and TV shows, his two p...
Emily Mortimer Emily Kathleen A. Mortimer (born 1 December 1971) is an English actress.
Emma Goldman Emma Goldman (1869May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches.
Eric Avery Eric Adam Avery (born April 25, 1965) is an American musician.
Eric Hoffer Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American moral and social philosopher.
Eric maisel Eric Maisel is an American teacher, atheist, and coach.
Eric Maisel Eric Maisel (born in 1947) is an American psychotherapist, teacher, coach, author and atheist.
Ernest Borgnine Ernest Borgnine (January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American film and television actor whose career spanned more than six decades.
Ernest Cline Ernest Cline (born 1972) is an American novelist, spoken word artist and screenwriter.
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist.
Ernest Untermann Gerhard Ernest Untermann, Sr. (1864–1956) was a German-American seaman, socialist author, translator, newspaper editor.
Ernestine Rose Ernestine Louise Rose (January 13, 1810 – August 4, 1892) was an atheist feminist, individualist feminist, and abolitionist.
Ernst Mayr Ernst Walter Mayr (July 5, 1904 – February 3, 2005) was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists.
Erwin Marquit Erwin Marquit (born 1926) is an American physicist and Marxist philosopher.
Eugene Wigner Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner (Wigner Jenő Pál; November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995), was a Hungarian American theoretical physicist and mathematician.
Eugenie Scott Eugenie Carol Scott (born October 24, 1945) is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and a one of the strongest voices challenging the teaching of young earth creati...
Farrell Till John Farrell Till, (born on April 26, 1933, died on October 3, 2012) and known commonly as Farrell Till, was the editor of the formerly published Skeptical Review and was a prominent debater...
Fat Mike Michael John Burkett (born January 31, 1967), better known as Fat Mike is an American musician, producer, lead vocalist, and bassist for the punk rock band NOFX, as well as bassist for the...
Faygele Ben-Miriam Faygele Ben-Miriam (born John F. Singer, October 21, 1944, in New York City – June 5, 2000) was a U.S. activist, particularly for LGBT rights, and a gay marriage pioneer, filing one of the...
Frances Meehan Latterell Frances Meehan Latterell was an American plant pathologist whose research in the late 1940s opened a major new area of inquiry into the physiological basis of plant disease.
Frank Kameny Franklin Edward "Frank" Kameny (May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011) was "one of the most significant figures" in the American gay rights movement.
Frank Mir Francisco Santos Mir, III (born May 24, 1979), better known as Frank Mir, is a Cuban-American mixed martial artist.
Frank Oppenheimer Frank Friedman Oppenheimer (August 14, 1912 – February 3, 1985) was an American particle physicist, professor of physics at the University of Colorado, and the founder of the Exploratorium in Sa...
Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director.
Frank Zindler Frank Zindler (born 1939) is a prominent American atheist who served as interim president of the atheist organization American Atheists in 2008.
Fred Armisen Fred Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, director, singer, musician, and comedian.
Fred Miller (philosopher) Fred D. Miller, Jr. is a professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, and serves as Executive Director of the University's Social Philosophy and Policy Center.
Fred Woodworth Fred Woodworth is an anarchist and atheist writer based in the United States.
Fredric Brown Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer.
Fritz Lang Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was a German-Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor.
Fritz Zwicky Fritz Zwicky (February 14, 1898 – February 8, 1974) was a Swiss astronomer.
G. Vincent Runyon G. Vincent Runyon was an American Universalist minister and author of the booklet, Why I Left the Ministry and Became an Atheist.
Gary Taubes Gary Taubes (born April 30, 1956) is an American science writer.
Gene Wilder Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman; June 11, 1933) is a retired American stage and screen comic actor, director, screenwriter, author, and activist.
Geoffrey Miller (psychologist) Geoffrey F. Miller (born 1965), Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, is an American evolutionary psychologist.
George Carlin George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.
George Gamow George Gamow (August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (Russian: Гео́ргий Анто́нович Га́мов), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist – notably an early advocate and developer o...
George H. Smith George Hamilton Smith is an American author, editor, educator and speaker.
George Hrab George Joseph Hrab (born June 8, 1971 in Belleville, New Jersey) is a drummer, guitarist, composer and podcaster known for performing rock, funk and jazz and for exploring atheist,
George Meyer George A. Meyer (born 1956) is an American producer and writer.
George R. R. Martin George Raymond Richard Martin (born September 20, 1948), sometimes referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fan...
George Reisman George Gerald Reisman (born January 13, 1937) is an American economist and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Pepperdine University.
George Schuyler George Samuel Schuyler (February 25, 1895 – August 31, 1977) was an African-American author, journalist and social commentator known for his conservative views.
George Soros George Soros (or Soros György; born August 12, 1930, as Schwartz György is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.
George Washington Crile George Washington Crile (November 11, 1864, Chili, Ohio – January 7, 1943, Cleveland, Ohio) was a significant American surgeon.
Gerald Gardner (mathematician) Gerald Henry Frazier Gardner (March 2, 1926 – July 25, 2009) was an Irish mathematician, geophysicist and social activist whose statistical analysis led to the banning of classified advert...
Gidget Gein Bradley Mark "Brad" Stewart (September 11, 1969 – October 8, 2008), known by his stage name Gidget Gein, was an American musician and artist.
Giorgos Kaminis Georgios Kaminis (Γεώργιος Καμίνης, born 15 July 1954) is an American born Greek professor of constitutional law, and mayor of Athens since December 29, 2010.
Gordon Stein Gordon Stein (April 30, 1941–August 27, 1996) was an American author, physiologist, and activist for atheism and religious skepticism.
Gore Vidal Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays.
Grant Imahara Grant Masaru Imahara (born October 23, 1970) is an electronics and radio control expert, best known for his work on the American television show MythBusters.
Greg Epstein Greg M. Epstein is the current Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, and is author of the New York Times Bestselling book Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe.
Greg Graffin Gregory Walter Graffin, Ph.D. (born November 6, 1964) is an American punk rock musician, college professor, and author.
Greg Gutfeld Gregory John "Greg" Gutfeld (born September 12, 1964) is an American television personality, political satirist, author, humorist, magazine editor, and blogger.
Gregor S. Gustafson Gregor S. Gustafson (born March 24, 1966) is a U.S. scientist and human bioenergy researcher.
Gregory Bateson Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many oth...
Gregory Benford Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California,...
Greta Christina Greta Christina is an atheist blogger, speaker, and author.
Greydon Square Greydon Square (born Eddie Collins on September 28, 1981) is an American rapper.
Guy P. Harrison Guy P. Harrison (born the 8 October 1963) is an American science journalist, photographer, author, as well as the founder of the Cayman Loves Children charity, which focuses on raising funds to ...
H. L. Mencken Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, critic of American life and culture, and scholar ...
H. P. Lovecraft Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
Hadley Freeman Hadley Freeman (born 1978) is an American-born journalist based in the United Kingdom.
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (born Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr.; April 20, 1962 – September 4, 2001) was an American entertainer.
Hannibal Buress Hannibal Buress (born February 4, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television writer currently living in New York City.
Hans Baruch Hans Baruch (September 16, 1925 -- June 6, 2013) was an American physiologist/inventor, noted mainly for his contributions to scientific apparatus and instruments in the field of automated clini...
Hans Bethe Hans Albrecht Bethe (July 2, 1906 – March 6, 2005) was a German and American nuclear physicist, and Nobel laureate in Physics for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis.
Harold Urey Harold Clayton Urey (April 29, 1893 – January 5, 1981) was an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for the discovery ...
Harriet McBryde Johnson Harriet McBryde Johnson (July 8, 1957 – June 4, 2008) was an American author, attorney, and disability rights activist.
Harry Harrison Harry Harrison was an American science fiction author, best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room!.
Harry T. Hayward Harry T. Hayward (c. 1865 - December 12, 1895) was a Victorian Era American criminal from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Harvey Fierstein Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) is an American actor and playwright, noted for two Tony Awards distinctions.
Heather Mac Donald Heather Lynn Mac Donald (born 1956) is an American political commentator and journalist described as a secular conservative.
Hector Avalos Hector Avalos (born October 8, 1958) is a professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University and the author of several books about religion.
Helen H. Gardener Helen Hamilton Gardener (1853–1925), born Alice Chenoweth, was an American author, rationalist public intellectual, political activist, and government functionary.
Hemant mehta I Sold My Soul on eBay is a non-fiction book by atheist Hemant Mehta that describes his visits to a variety of Christian churches.
Hemant Mehta I Sold My Soul on eBay is a non-fiction book by atheist Hemant Mehta that describes his visits to a variety of Christian churches.
Henry M. Tichenor Henry M. Tichenor was a writer and magazine editor prominent in the socialist and freethinking movements during the Progressive Era and the Golden Age of Freethought of American history.
Henry Rollins Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961) is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, radio host, comedian, and activist.
Herb Grosch Herbert Reuben John Grosch (September 13, 1918 – January 18, 2010) was an early computer scientist, perhaps best known for Grosch's law, which he formulated in 1950.
Herbert A. Hauptman Herbert Aaron Hauptman (February 14, 1917 – October 23, 2011) was an American mathematician and Nobel laureate.
Herbert A. Simon Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, and psychologist, and professor—most notably at Carnegie Mellon University...
Herbert Aptheker Herbert Aptheker (July 31, 1915 – March 17, 2003) was an American Marxist historian and political activist.
Herbert Gintis Herbert Gintis (born February 11, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American economist, behavioral scientist, educator, and author.
Herbert Marcuse Herbert Marcuse (July 19, 1898 – July 29, 1979) was a German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory.
Herman Kahn Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century.
Hermann Joseph Muller Hermann Joseph Muller (or H. J. Muller) (December 21, 1890 – April 5, 1967) was an American geneticist, educator, and Nobel laureate best known for his work on the physiological and geneti...
Hiram Maxim Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim was an American-born inventor who emigrated to the United Kingdom at the age of forty-one, although he remained an American citizen until he became a naturalized British ...
Hiram Stevens Maxim Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (February 5, 1840 – November 24, 1916) was an American-born inventor who emigrated to the United Kingdom at the age of forty-one, although he remained an American c...
Hodgy Beats MellowHype is a hip-hop duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain from hip hop collective OFWGKTA. They have released two albums, YelloWhite and BlackenedWhite, both of which are available for f...
Howard Bloom Howard Bloom (born June 25, 1943) is an American author and scientific thinker.
Howard Kaylan Howard Kaylan (born Howard Kaplan, 22 June 1947) is an American rock and roll musician, best known as a founding member and lead singer of the 1960s band The Turtles, and as "Eddie" in the...
Hubert Harrison Hubert Henry Harrison (April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927) was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York.
Huey P. Newton Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966.
Hugh Everett III Hugh Everett III (November 11, 1930 – July 19, 1982) was an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics, which he termed his "relative state" fo...
Ingrid Newkirk Ingrid Newkirk (born June 11, 1949) is an English-born British American animal rights activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal...
Ira Glass Ira Jeffrey Glass (born March 3, 1959) is an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life.
Iris Chang Iris Shun-Ru Chang (March 28, 1968 – November 9, 2004) was an American historian and journalist.
Irving Fisher Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, statistician, inventor, and Progressive social campaigner.
Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of...
Isaac Brock (musician) Isaac K. Brock (born July 9, 1975) is the lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter for the American indie rock band, Modest Mouse, as well as his side project band, Ugly Casanova.
Israel Keyes On February 1, 2012, Samantha Koenig was allegedly kidnapped from her job as a barista at a coffee shack in Alaska.
J. Michael Straczynski Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer.
J. P. Donleavy James Patrick Donleavy (born 23 April 1926) is an Irish American novelist and playwright.
J. R. Simplot John Richard ("Jack" or "J.R.") Simplot (January 4, 1909 – May 25, 2008) was the founder of the J. R. Simplot Company, a Boise, Idaho based agricultural supplier specializing i...
Jack Black Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician.
Jack Germond John Worthen Germond (January 30, 1928 – August 14, 2013) was an American journalist, author, and pundit.
Jack London John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist.
Jack Nicholson John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer.
Jack Steinberger Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger (born May 25, 1921) is a physicist currently residing near Geneva, Switzerland.
Jacob Appelbaum Jacob Appelbaum is an independent computer security researcher and hacker.
Jacob Bannon Jacob Bannon (born October 15, 1976,) is the vocalist, lyricist, and graphic artist for the American hardcore punk band Converge.
James Baldwin James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.
James D. Watson James Dewey Watson KBE, ForMemRS, is an American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick.
James Forman James Forman (October 4, 1928 – January 10, 2005) was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Bla...
James Frey James Christopher Frey (born September 12, 1969) is an American writer and the Founder and CEO of Full Fathom Five, a transmedia production company responsible for the New York Times–bestsel...
James G. Lennox James G. Lennox (born January 11, 1948) is a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, with secondary appointments in the departments...
James Hervey Johnson James Hervey Johnson (August 2, 1901 in Oregon - August 6, 1988 in San Diego, California) was an American Atheist Freethinker, writer and editor of The Truth Seeker (founded 1873), formerly ...
James Poniewozik James Poniewozik is an American journalist and television critic.
James Rachels James Rachels (May 30, 1941 – September 5, 2003) was an American philosopher who specialized in ethics and animal rights.
James Randi James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, August 7, 1928) is a Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic best known for his challenges to paranormal claims and pseudos...
James Watson James Dewey Watson, KBE (hon.), ForMemRS, (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Fr...
Jamie Hyneman James Franklin "Jamie" Hyneman (born September 25, 1956) is an American special effects expert and the co-host of the television series MythBusters alongside Adam Savage.
Jamie Kilstein Jamie Alexander Kilstein (born May 17, 1982) is an American writer and radio host.
Janeane Garofalo Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, liberal political activist and writer.
Janet Jagan Janet Rosenberg Jagan (October 20, 1920 – March 28, 2009) was an American-born socialist politician who was President of Guyana from December 19, 1997, to August 11, 1999.
Jared Lee Loughner Jared Lee Loughner (born September 10, 1988) is an American who pleaded guilty to 19 charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting near Tuc...
Jason Miller (fighter) Jason Nicholas Miller (born December 24, 1980) best known as Mayhem Miller is a television personality and a American mixed martial arts middleweight fighter who has fought in the UFC, Str...
Jason Rosenhouse Jason Rosenhouse is an American author and associate professor of mathematics at James Madison University, where he was originally appointed an assistant professor in 2003.
Jay Jay French Jay Jay French (born John French Segall, July 20, 1952), is an American guitarist, manager and producer.
Jeff Dee Jeff Dee (born May 15, 1961) is an American artist and game designer.
Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman (January 31, 1964 – May 2, 2013) was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
Jeffrey Hatrix Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick, May 5, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is the vocalist for American alternative metal and industrial metal band Mushr...
Jello Biafra Jello Biafra (born Eric Reed Boucher; June 17, 1958) is the former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys, and is currently a musician and spoken word artist.
Jennifer McCreight Boobquake, which took place on April 26, 2010, was devised by Jennifer McCreight, then a senior in the Purdue University College of Science, in response to news reports that Hojatoleslam Kazem S...
Jennifer Michael Hecht Jennifer Michael Hecht (born November 23, 1965) is a poet, historian, philosopher, and author.
Jenny Lewis Jennifer Diane "Jenny" Lewis (born January 8, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter musician and actress.
Jerry Coyne Jerry Allen Coyne (born December 30, 1949) is an American professor of biology, known for his commentary on intelligent design.
Jerry DeWitt Jerry DeWitt is an American author and public speaker, and a prominent member of the American atheism movement.
Jerry Fodor Jerry Alan Fodor (born 1935) is an American philosopher and cognitive scientist.
Jerry Wexler Gerald "Jerry" Wexler (January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008) was a music journalist turned music producer, and was regarded as one of the major record industry players behind music from the ...
Jesse Bering Jesse Michael Bering, Ph.D. (born May 1975) is a frequent contributor to Scientific American, Slate, and Das Magazin (Switzerland).
Jesse Ventura James George Janos (born July 15, 1951), better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American politician, actor, author, veteran, and former professional wrestler who served as th...
Jessica Ahlquist Jessica Ahlquist (born June 21, 1995) is a student at Cranston High School West, who became known in 2012 after a lawsuit to remove a religious prayer from her school auditorium.
Jessica Mitford Jessica Lucy Freeman-Mitford (11 September 1917 – 22 July 1996) was an English author, journalist, civil rights activist and political campaigner, who was one of the Mitford sisters.
Jill Pike Jill Pike (born July 13, 1980) is an American radio personality and political commentator, and is formerly one of the hosts of the talk radio show The Young Turks on Air America Radio.
Jim Cornette James Mark "Jim" Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is a retired American professional wrestling manager, commentator, promoter, and booker.
Jim Jones James Warren "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the cult murder/suicide in 1978 of 909 of its me...
Jimmy Wales Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit e...
Joanna Russ Joanna Russ (February 22, 1937 – April 29, 2011) was an American writer, academic and feminist.
Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (né Bottom, born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is an American actor, music video director, producer, musician, and social activist.
Jodie Foster Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), known professionally as Jodie Foster, is an American actress, film director, and producer.
Joel Augustus Rogers Joel Augustus Rogers (September 6, 1880 – March 26, 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially ...
Johann Most Johann Joseph Most (February 5, 1846 in Augsburg, Bavaria – March 17, 1906 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was a German-American politician, newspaper editor, and orator.
John Carpenter John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer.
John Corvino John Corvino (born 1969) is an American author, lecturer, and professor of philosophy at Wayne State University.
John D. Carmack John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American game programmer and the co-founder of id Software.
John David Lewis John David Lewis (March 17, 1955 – January 3, 2012) was a political scientist, historian and Objectivist scholar who held the post of visiting associate professor in the Philosophy, Politics and...
John Dewey John Dewey (FAA October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform.
John Figdor John Figdor is the current Humanist Chaplain at Stanford University where he organizes events and programs for both students and community members of the San Francisco Bay Area.
John Forbes Nash, Jr. John Forbes Nash, Jr. (born June 13, 1928) is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the force...
John G. Jackson (writer) John Glover Jackson (April 1, 1907 – October 13, 1993) was a Pan-Africanist historian, lecturer, teacher and writer.
John Harsanyi John Charles Harsanyi (Harsányi János Károly; born May 29, 1920 – August 9, 2000) was a Hungarian-American economist and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner.
John Huston John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and actor.
John Rawls John Bordley Rawls (February 21, 1921 – November 24, 2002) was an American philosopher and a leading figure in moral and political philosophy.
John Roth (geneticist) John R. Roth is a Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
John Sayles John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, actor and author.
John Searle John Rogers Searle (born July 31, 1932) is an American philosopher and currently the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.
John Tardy John Tardy (born March 15, 1968) is an American vocalist who is best known for his work with the death metal band Obituary and Tardy Brothers.
John Whiteside Parsons John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons; October 2, 1914 – June 17, 1952), better known as Jack Parsons, was an American rocket propulsion researcher, chemist, Thelemit...
Jon Garth Murray Jon Garth Murray (November 16, 1954 – September 29, 1995) was the son of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the first president and founder of American Atheists.
Jonah Ray Jonah Ray Rodrigues (born August 3, 1982) is an American actor, comedian and writer from Los Angeles.
Jonathan Haidt Jonathan David Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Jordan Halliday Jordan Cade Halliday (born August 11, 1987) is an American animal rights activist.
Joseph Fletcher Joseph Francis Fletcher (April 10, 1905, Newark, New Jersey – October 28, 1991, Charlottesville, Virginia) was an American professor who founded the theory of situational ethics in the 1960s, an...
Joseph L. Lewis Joseph Lewis (June 11, 1889 – 1968) was an American freethinker and atheist activist, publisher, and litigator.
Joseph Weber Joseph Weber (May 17, 1919 – September 30, 2000) was an American physicist.
Joseph Wheless Joseph Wheless (Montgomery County, Tennessee 1868-1950) was an American lawyer who wrote promoting the Jesus myth theory during the early years of the 20th Century.
Josh Barnett Joshua Lawrence Barnett (born November 10, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who competes in the Heavyweight division of the UFC where he is a former UFC Heavyw...
Josh Barro Joshua A. "Josh" Barro is an American opinion journalist who identifies as neoliberal and Republican.
Joss Whedon Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon (born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, film and television producer, director, comic book author, composer, and actor.
Judea Pearl Judea Pearl (born 1936) is an Israeli American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesia...
Julia Phillips Julia Phillips (April 7, 1944 – January 1, 2002) was an American film producer and author.
Julia Sweeney Julia Anne Sweeney (born October 10, 1959) is an American actress, comedian and author.
Julian Sanchez (writer) Julian Sanchez (born March 14, 1979) is an American libertarian writer living in Washington, D.C.
Julianne Moore Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith; December 3, 1960) is a British–American actress and children's author.
Julius Axelrod Julius Axelrod (May 30, 1912 – December 29, 2004) was an American biochemist.
Justin Raimondo Justin Raimondo (born Dennis Raimondo; November 18, 1951) is an American author and the editorial director of Antiwar.com.
Kari Byron Kari Elizabeth Byron (born December 18, 1974) is a San Francisco-based television host and artist, best known for her featured role on the Discovery Channel show MythBusters.
Karl Hess Karl Hess (May 25, 1923 – April 22, 1994) was an American national-level speechwriter and author.
Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television.
Kathy Griffin Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an Emmy and Grammy Award-winning American actress and comedian.
Kay Nolte Smith Kay Nolte Smith (July 4, 1932 – September 25, 1993) was an American writer.
Keith Gordon Keith Gordon (born February 3, 1961) is an American actor and film director.
Kerry King Kerry Ray King (born June 3, 1964) is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
Kersey Graves Kersey Graves (November 21, 1813 – September 4, 1883) was a skeptic, atheist, rationalist, spiritualist, reformist writer.
Kevin B. MacDonald Kevin B. MacDonald (born January 24, 1944) is a professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), best known for his use of evolutionary theory to support his claim tha...
Kevin Bacon Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician whose notable roles include National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Friday the 13th (1980), Diner (1982), ...
Kevin Devine Kevin Devine is an American songwriter and musician from Brooklyn, New York, who is known for melodic, acoustic songs with alternately introspective, political lyrics.
Kim Deal Kimberley Ann Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the former bassist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band Pixies, and the lead voc...
Kumail Nanjiani Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani American stand-up comic and actor.
Kurt Ballou Kurt Ballou (born February 1, 1974) is the guitarist from Massachusetts-based band Converge.
Kurt Saxon Kurt Saxon, born Donald Eugene Sisco on March 6, 1932, is a survivalist and the author of The Poor Man's James Bond, a series of books on improvised weapons and munitions.
Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer.
Kyrsten Sinema Kyrsten Sinema (born July 12, 1976) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 9, first elected in 2012.
L. Ron Hubbard Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder o...
Landon Ross Landon Ross (born December 27, 1982) is an American writer, artist and frequent blogger on The Huffington Post.
Larry Adler Lawrence "Larry" Cecil Adler (February 10, 1914 – August 6, 2001) was an American musician, widely acknowledged as one of the world's most skilled harmonica players.
Larry Flynt Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP).
Larry King Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.
Laurie R. Santos Laurie Santos (born 1975) is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University.
Lawrence M. Krauss Lawrence Maxwell Krauss (born May 27, 1954) is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State Univers...
Lee Camp (comedian) Lee Camp (born July 21, 1980) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and activist.
Left Brain MellowHype is a hip-hop duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain from hip hop collective OFWGKTA. They have released two albums, YelloWhite and BlackenedWhite, both of which are available for f...
Lenni Brenner Lenni Brenner (born 1937) is an American Marxist Trotskyist writer.
Leon Czolgosz Leon Frank Czolgosz (Polish form: Czołgosz, May 5, 1873October 29, 1901; also used surname "Nieman" and variations thereof) was the assassin of U.S. President William Mc...
Leon Festinger Leon Festinger (8 May 1919 – 11 February 1989) was an American social psychologist, perhaps best known for cognitive dissonance and social comparison theory.
Leon M. Lederman Leon Max Lederman (born July 15, 1922) is an American experimental physicist who received, along with Martin Lewis Perl, the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982, for their research on quarks and lepto...
Leonard Mlodinow Leonard Mlodinow (born 1954) is an American physicist, author and screenwriter.
Leonard Peikoff Leonard S. Peikoff (born October 15, 1933) is a Canadian-American philosopher.
Leonard Susskind Leonard Susskind (born June 1940) is the Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Leonid Hambro Leonid Hambro (June 26, 1920, Chicago – October 23, 2006, New York City) was an American concert pianist and composer.
Lewis Shiner Lewis Shiner (born December 30, 1950) is an American writer.
Linus Pauling Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator.
Lorraine Hansberry Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965) was an American playwright and writer.
Louis Theroux Louis Sebastian Theroux (born Lois Sebastian Tharough May 20, 1970) is a British journalist and broadcaster.
Luther Burbank Luther Burbank (7 March 1849 – 11 April 1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science.
M. M. Mangasarian Mangasar Magurditch Mangasarian was an American rationalist and secularist of Armenian decent.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American atheist activist; a founder of the American Atheists and its president from 1963 to 1986.
Madonna Wayne Gacy Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. (born March 6, 1964, Fort Lauderdale, Florida), formerly known by his stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy and by the nickname Pogo (John Wayne Gacy's clown name), ...
Marc Maron Marc Maron (born September 27, 1963) is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host and actor.
Margaret Downey Margaret Downey (born August 16, 1950) is a non-theist activist who is the former President of Atheist Alliance International and founder and president of the Freethought Society (formerly Freet...
Margaret Sanger Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse.
Margot Kidder Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American actress.
Mark K. Bilbo Mark K. Bilbo (born October, 1961 in Texas) is an American author of technical support books and reference guides, the majority of which have been geared towards users of Apple computers.
Mark Lindley Mark Lindley (born 1937) is a noted musicologist and, more recently, a historian of modern India, and a teacher of economics.
Mark Zuckerberg Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur.
Marlene Dietrich Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-born American actress and singer.
Marlene Lawston Marlene Lawston (born January 25, 1998) is an American actress.
Marshall Brain Marshall David Brain (born May 17, 1961) is an American author, public speaker, and entrepreneur.
Martha Gellhorn Martha Ellis Gellhorn (November 8, 1908 – February 15, 1998) was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist, considered by the London Daily Telegraph, among others, to be one of the...
Martin Mull Martin Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor who has appeared in many television and film roles.
Marvin Minsky Marvin Lee Minsky (born August 9, 1927) is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, an...
Matt Davis (comedian) Matt Davis (born October 3, 1979, in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American stand up comedian.
Matt Dillahunty Matt Dillahunty (born March 31, 1969) is a public speaker, internet personality and was the president of the Atheist Community of Austin until May 2013.
Matt Stone Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone (born May 26, 1971) is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, television director, producer, comedian, and recording artist.
Matthew F. Hale Matthew F. Hale (born July 27, 1971), more commonly known as Matt Hale, was the third Pontifex Maximus (Latin for "highest priest") of the nontheistic and ethnocentric religion, Creativity...
Matthew Sweet Sidney Matthew Sweet (born October 6, 1964, in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American alternative rock/power pop musician.
Matthew Yglesias Matthew Yglesias (born May 18, 1981) is an American economics journalist and political blogger.
Maurice Sendak Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books.
Max Bedacht Max Bedacht Sr. (1883–1972) was a German-born American revolutionary socialist political activist, journalist, and functionary who helped establish the Communist Party of America.
Max Eastman Max Forrester Eastman (January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969) was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society; a poet, and a prominent political activist.
Maxcy Gregg Maxcy Gregg (August 1, 1814 – December 15, 1862) was a lawyer, soldier in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War, and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Ci...
MC Frontalot Damian Hess (born December 3, 1973), better known by his stage name MC Frontalot, is a Brooklyn-based hip hop musician and self-proclaimed "world's 579th greatest rapper".
MC Paul Barman Paul Nathaniel Barman (born October 30, 1974), better known by his stage name MC Paul Barman, is a Jewish-American rapper from Ridgewood, New Jersey, who attended Brown University.
Meek Mill Robert Williams (born May 6, 1987), better known by his stage name Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Meryl Streep Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep; June 22, 1949) is an American actress of theater, television, and film.
Michael Goudeau Michael Carey Goudeau (born 1959) is a juggler and an ex-circus clown who graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
Michael Ian Black Michael Ian Black (born Michael Ian Schwartz; August 12, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director.
Michael J. Hurd Michael J. Hurd is an American psychotherapist, broadcast radio show host, author, public speaker, and commentator.
Michael Kinsley Michael Kinsley (born March 9, 1951) is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit.
Michael Lewis Michael Monroe Lewis (born October 15, 1960) is an American non-fiction author and financial journalist.
Michael Martin (philosopher) Michael L. Martin (born February 3, 1932) is an American philosopher and Professor Emeritus at Boston University.
Michael Newdow Michael Arthur Newdow (born June 24, 1953) is an American attorney and emergency medicine physician.
Michael Shermer Michael Brant Shermer (born September 8, 1954) is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is lar...
Michael Steinhardt Michael H. Steinhardt (born December 7, 1940) is an American hedge fund manager, financier, investor, newspaper publisher, and philanthropist active in Jewish causes.
Mick Garris Mick Garris (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California.
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Mike Gold Michael "Mike" Gold (April 12, 1894 – May 14, 1967) is the pen-name of Jewish American writer Itzok Isaac Granich.
Murray Bookchin Murray Bookchin (January 14, 1921 – July 30, 2006) was an American anarchist and libertarian socialist author, orator and political theoretician.
Murray Rothbard Murray Newton Rothbard (March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American heterodox economist of the Austrian School, a revisionist historian, and a political theorist whose writings and per...
Mynga Futrell Mynga Futrell is a Sacramento-based activist and retired educator who is active in several fields.
Myq Kaplan Myq Kaplan (born October 7, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian.
Nat Hentoff Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff (born June 10, 1925) is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media and writes regularly on jazz and cou...
Natalie Angier Natalie Angier (born February 16, 1958, Bronx, New York City) is an American nonfiction writer and a science journalist for The New York Times.
Nick Gillespie Nick Gillespie (born August 7, 1963) is an American libertarian journalist.
Nick Offerman Nick Offerman (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and carpenter widely known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, in which h...
Nicolaas Bloembergen Nicolaas Bloembergen (born March 11, 1920) is a Dutch-American physicist and Nobel laureate.
Nina Burleigh Nina Burleigh is an American writer and journalist.
Nina Hartley Nina Hartley (born Marie Louise Hartman; March 11, 1959) is an American pornographic actress, pornographic film director, sex educator, feminist, and author.
Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist.
Nora Ephron Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger.
Norman Finkelstein Norman Gary Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist, professor and author.
Oliver Sacks Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE (born 9 July 1933) is a British-American neurologist, writer, and amateur chemist who is Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine.
Ophelia Benson Ophelia Benson is an American author, editor, blogger, and feminist.
Oscar Zariski Oscar Zariski (born Oscher Zaritsky (О́шер Зари́цкий) April 24, 1899 – July 4, 1986) was an American mathematician and one of the most influential algebraic geometers of the 20th century.
Parvin Darabi Dr. Parvin Darabi (born 1941) Tehran is an Iranian born American activist, writer and an internationally recognized defender of women’s rights.
Pat Tillman Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the ...
Patton Oswalt Patton Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens and for voicing ...
Paul Barwick Paul Barwick (born 1946) is an American former LGBT rights activist and same-sex marriage pioneer.
Paul Blanshard Paul Beecher Blanshard (August 27, 1892 – January 27, 1980) was an American author, assistant editor of The Nation magazine, lawyer, socialist, secular humanist, and from 1949 an outsp...
Paul Bloom (psychologist) Paul Bloom (born December 24, 1963) is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University.
Paul D. Boyer Paul Delos Boyer (born July 31, 1918) is an American biochemist, analytical chemist, and a professor of chemistry at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Paul Giamatti Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an American actor.
Paul Jaworski Paul Jaworski (born Paul Poluszynski, 1900, died January 21, 1929) was a Polish-American gangster born in Poland.
Paul Kurtz Paul Kurtz (December 21, 1925 – October 20, 2012) was a prominent American skeptic and secular humanist.
Paul Mazursky Paul Mazursky (born April 25, 1930) is an American film director, screenwriter, and actor.
Paul Provenza Paul Provenza (born July 31, 1957) is an actor, comedian, filmmaker, and self-professed skeptic based in Los Angeles.
Paul Tseng Paul Tseng was a Taiwanese-born American and Canadian applied mathematician and a professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington.
Paula Poundstone Paula Poundstone (born December 29, 1959) is an award-winning American stand-up comedian, author, actress, interviewer and commentator, known for her distinctive brand of spontaneous observation...
Penn Jillette Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn...
Percy Williams Bridgman Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures.
Pete Dominick Peter J. Dominick (born October 31, 1975) is an American comedian and talk radio personality.
Pete Stark Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 2013.
Pete Wernick Pete Wernick, (born February 25, 1946) also known by many as "Dr. Banjo", is an American musician.
Peter A. Sturgeon Peter Assheton Sturgeon was founder of the American branch of Mensa and the older brother of noted American science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon.
Peter Boghossian Peter Boghossian (born c. 1966) is an American philosophy instructor, author, and speaker.
Peter De Vries Peter De Vries (February 27, 1910 – September 28, 1993) was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit.
Peter Fonda Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an American actor.
Peter H. Gilmore Peter Howard Gilmore is an American composer, author, and administrator of the Church of Satan.
Peter Joseph Peter Joseph (born 1979) is an American independent filmmaker and social activist.
Peter Schwartz (writer) Peter Schwartz is a writer and journalist who follows the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand.
Phil Mason Philip E. Mason is a British atheist, scientist, and skeptical blogger, best known for his YouTube channel, Thunderf00t.
Philip DeFranco Philip Franchini or Philip Franchina (born December 1, 1985), better known by his stage name Philip DeFranco, his YouTube username "sxephil", or his online alias "PhillyD...
Philip K. Paulson Philip Kevin Paulson (1947 – October 25, 2006) was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Vietnam War who, as an atheist, was the lead plaintiff in a series of lawsuits to remove a Christian cross fr...
Philip Roth Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933) is an American novelist.
Philip Warren Anderson Philip Warren Anderson (born December 13, 1923) is an American physicist and Nobel laureate.
Phyllis Diller Phyllis Ada Driver (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012), better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American stand-up comedienne, actress, and voice artist, best known for her eccentric stage per...
PZ Myers Paul Zachary "PZ" Myers (born March 9, 1957) is an American scientist and associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM).
Quentin Smith Quentin Persifor Smith (born August 27, 1952 in Rhinebeck, New York) is an American contemporary philosopher, scholar and professor of philosophy at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mic...
Quentin Tarantino Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor.
Randy Newman Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often sa...
Randy Weaver Randall Claude "Randy" Weaver (born January 3, 1948) was caught in the deadly confrontation with U.S. federal agents at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992.
Raul Hilberg Raul Hilberg (June 2, 1926 – August 4, 2007) was an Austrian-born American political scientist and historian.
Ray Garton Ray Garton is an American author, well known for his work in horror fiction.
Ray Kurzweil Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil (born February 12, 1948) is an American author, inventor, futurist, a director of engineering at Google.
Ray Romano Raymond Albert "Ray" Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and voice actor, best known for his roles on the sitcom Everybody Loves R...
Raymond Lotta Raymond Lotta is a Marxist writer and Communist scholar who is the author of the 1984 book, America in Decline.
Rebecca Goldstein Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (born February 23, 1950) is an American novelist and philosopher.
Rebecca Watson Rebecca Kay Watson (born October 18, 1980) is an American blogger and podcast host.
Richard Carrier Richard Cevantis Carrier (born December 1, 1969) is a historian who received his PhD from Ivy League university Columbia, specializing in Ancient History.
Richard Feynman Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum ...
Richard Hell Richard Hell (born Richard Lester Meyers) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist, and writer.
Richard Latterell Richard L. Latterell (born March 14, 1928) is an American environmental activist, He was a Biology professor at Shepherd University from 1968 to 1992.
Richard Lester Richard Lester (born January 19, 1932) is an American film director based in Britain.
Richard Patrick Richard Patrick (born May 10, 1968) is an American rock musician.
Richard Salsman Richard M. Salsman (born c. 1960) is an American economist and lecturer.
Richard Stallman Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, RMS, is an American software freedom activist and computer programmer.
Richard Wright (author) Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction.
Rob Ford Robert Bruce "Rob" Ford (born May 28, 1969) is a Canadian politician and businessman.
Rob McKittrick Rob McKittrick (born 1973) is an American filmmaker whose directorial debut was the 2005 independent film Waiting.
Rob Reiner Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and activist.
Robert A. Baker Robert Allen Baker Jr. (June 27, 1921 – August 8, 2005) was an American psychologist, professor of psychology emeritus of the University of Kentucky, skeptic, author, and investigator of g...
Robert Altman Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director and screenwriter.
Robert Christgau Robert Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist, music journalist, and self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics".
Robert Ettinger Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918 – July 23, 2011) was an American academic, known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immort...
Robert Kirkman Robert Kirkman (born November 30, 1978) is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, in addition to Ultimate X-Men an...
Robert L. Park Robert Lee (Bob) Park (born January 16, 1931) is an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Maryland, College Park and a former director of public information at the Washington office...
Robert M. Price Robert McNair Price (born July 7, 1954) is an American theologian and writer.
Robert Sapolsky Robert Maurice Sapolsky (born 1957) is an American neuroendocrinologist, professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University, researcher and author.
Robert Smith (American football) Robert Scott Smith (born March 4, 1972) is a former American football running back who played with the Ohio State Buckeyes and later with the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.
Robin Morgan Robin Morgan (born January 29, 1941) is an American poet, author, political theorist and activist, journalist, lecturer, and former child actor.
Ron Barrier Ron Barrier is the American former national spokesperson and media coordinator of American Atheists, and he frequently appears in U.S. media to present arguments from an atheist perspective.
Ron Reagan Ronald Prescott "Ron" Reagan (born May 20, 1958), sometimes erroneously known as Ronald Reagan Jr., is a former talk radio host and political analyst for KIRO radio and later, Air America ...
Roy Tackett Roy Tackett (also known as Horrible Old Roy Tackett) was a rifleman with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He has been credited with introducing science fiction to Japan ...
Rudolf Carnap Rudolf Carnap (May 18, 1891 – September 14, 1970) was a German-born philosopher who was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter.
Ruth Hurmence Green Ruth Hurmence Green gained notability within the atheist community with the publication of her book The Born Again Skeptic’s Guide to the Bible in 1979.
S. E. Cupp Sarah Elizabeth "S. E." Cupp (born February 23, 1979) is an American political commentator and writer.
S. T. Joshi Sunand Tryambak Joshi (born 22 June 1958) — known as S. T. Joshi — is an Indian American literary critic, novelist, and a leading figure in the study of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other...
Sam Harris (author) Samuel B. "Sam" Harris (born April 9, 1967) is an American author, philosopher and neuroscientist, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason.
Sam Webb Samuel "Sam" Webb (born July 16, 1945) is an American Communist activist and political leader, having served as the Chairman of the Communist Party USA since 2000, succeeding the party's longest...
Samuel F. Pickering, Jr. Samuel F. Pickering (born September 30, 1941) is a writer and professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Samuel Karlin Samuel Karlin (June 8, 1924 – December 18, 2007) was an American mathematician at Stanford University in the late 20th century.
Sarah Vowell Sarah Jane Vowell (born December 27, 1969) is an American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator.
Satoshi Kanazawa Satoshi Kanazawa (born 16 November 1962) is a Reader in Management at the London School of Economics.
Scott Atran Scott Atran (born 1952) is an American and French anthropologist who is a Director of Research in Anthropology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, Senior Research Fello...
Scott Clifton Scott Clifton Snyder (born October 31, 1984), better known as Scott Clifton, is an American actor, musician, and video blogger.
Sean Faircloth Sean Faircloth (born 1960/1961) is an American writer and politician from Maine.
Sean Hastings Sean Hastings (born 1968) is an entrepreneur, cypherpunk author, and security expert.
Sean M. Carroll Sean Michael Carroll, Ph.D. (born 5 October 1966) is a senior research associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology.
Seth Green Seth Benjamin Green (born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green; February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director.
Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, and singer.
Shelly Kagan Shelly Kagan is the Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the former Henry R. Luce Professor of Social Thought and Ethics.
Sikivu Hutchinson Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist atheist activist and author.
Sole (artist) Tim Holland (born September 25, 1977), better known by his stage name Sole, is an American rapper and producer from Portland, Maine.
Sole (hip hop artist) Tim Holland (born September 25, 1977), better known by his stage name Sole, is an American rapper and producer from Portland, Maine.
SpaceGhostPurrp Markese Rolle (born April 1, 1991), better known by his stage name SpaceGhostPurrp, and, more recently, simply "Purrp", is an American rapper and producer from Miami, Florida, and is the f...
Stanley Donen Stanley Donen (born April 13, 1924) is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with ...
Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did much of his work in the United Kingdom.
Stephen Baird Stephen Baird is a singer-songwriter, and member of The Galapagos Mountain Boys.
Stephen Smale Stephen Smale (born July 15, 1930) is an American mathematician from Flint, Michigan.
Steve Albini Steven Frank "Steve" Albini is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, audio engineer, and music journalist.
Steve Asheim Steve Asheim (born January 17, 1970) is the drummer and primary songwriter for the death metal band Deicide.
Steve Benson (cartoonist) Stephen Reed Benson (born January 2, 1954 in Sacramento, California) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. editorial cartoonist for The Arizona Republic.
Steve Gaynor Steve "Hot Scoops" Gaynor is an American game designer and writer, known for his work on games Bioshock 2, Minerva's Den and Gone Home.
Steve Wozniak Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak (born August 11, 1950), known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer and computer programmer who co-founded App...
Steven Grant Steven Grant (born October 22, 1953) is an American comic-book writer best known for his 1985-1986 Marvel Comics mini-series Punisher, with artist Mike Zeck and for his creator-owned charact...
Steven Pinker Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author.
Steven Soderbergh Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and director.
Steven Weinberg Steven Weinberg (born May 3, 1933) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak fo...
stic.man Khnum Muata ”STIC” Ibomu or Clayton Gavin, better known by his stage name stic.man, is an American rapper, activist and author known for his work as one half of the Political hip-hop...
Sticky Fingaz Kirk Jones (born November 3, 1973), better known by his stage name Sticky Fingaz, is an American rapper and actor.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS (October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995), was an Indian-American astrophysicist who, with William A. Fowler, was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for hi...
Susan Jacoby Susan Jacoby (born June 4, 1945) is an American author.
Tara Smith (philosopher) Tara A. Smith (born 1961) is a professor of philosophy and holder of the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and holder of the Anthem Foundation Fellowship for the Study of Objectivism at th...
Ted Kaczynski Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski (or Polish: Kaczyński, pronounced born May 22, 1942), also known as the "Unabomber," is an American mathematician and serial murderer.
Ted Rall Ted Rall (born August 26, 1963) is an American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author.
Ted Williams Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player, and manager.
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Theodore Drange Theodore "Ted" Michael Drange (born 1934) is a philosopher of religion and Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University, where he taught philosophy from 1966 to 2001.
Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction and horror writer and critic.
Thom Donovan Thom Donovan (born Thomas Joseph Donovan, July 24, 1974, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American musician, songwriter and producer.
Thomas Disch Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940–July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.
Thomas M. Disch Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940–July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.
Thomas Szasz Thomas Stephen Szasz (April 15, 1920 – September 8, 2012) was a psychiatrist and academic.
Thomas W. Flynn Thomas W. Flynn is an author, journalist, novelist, entertainer, folklorist, Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, and Editor of its journal Free Inquiry magazine.
Thorstein Veblen Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929) was an American economist and sociologist, and leader of the institutional economics movement.
Tiffany Thayer Tiffany Ellsworth Thayer (March 1, 1902 – August 23, 1959) was an American actor, author and founder of the Fortean Society.
Tiffany Thornton Tiffany Dawn Thornton (born February 14, 1986) is an American actress, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for her co-starring role as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, S...
Tim Farley Timothy Patrick Farley (born August 12, 1962) is a computer software engineer, writer and instructor who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tim Minear Timothy "Tim" P. Minear (born October 29, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director.
Timothy Noah Timothy Robert Noah (born 1958) is an American journalist.
Timothy Shortell Timothy Shortell is an associate professor of sociology at the City University of New York, known for his critiques of religion, especially Christianity, and of the administration of President G...
Todd Glass Todd Steven Glass (born December 16, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Todd Solondz Todd Solondz (born October 15, 1959) is an American independent film screenwriter and director known for his style of dark, thought-provoking, socially conscious satire.
Tom Bates Thomas H. Bates (born February 9, 1938) is an American politician and is currently serving as the Mayor of Berkeley, California.
Tom Flynn (author) Thomas W. "Tom" Flynn (born 1955 in Erie, PA) is an American author, journalist, novelist, Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, and editor of its journal, Free Inquiry mag...
Tom Lehrer Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician.
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Tom Morello Thomas Baptiste Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.
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Tommy Lynn Sells Tommy Lynn Sells (born June 28, 1964) is an American serial killer.
Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer.
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Troy Boyle Troy Boyle is an American comic book artist and writer and former president of The National Atheist Party (now the Secular Party Of America)which Boyle and a friend founded in March 2011.
Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from California.
Vanessa Carlton Vanessa Lee Carlton (born August 16, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
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Vashti McCollum Vashti Cromwell McCollum (November 6, 1912 – August 20, 2006) was the plaintiff in a landmark 1948 Supreme Court case that struck down religious education in the public schools.
Vic Chesnutt James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt (November 12, 1964 – December 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter from Athens, Georgia.
Victor J. Stenger Victor John Stenger (born January 29, 1935) is an American particle physicist, philosopher, author, and religious skeptic.
Victor Weisskopf Victor Frederick Weisskopf (September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002) was an Austrian born Jewish American theoretical physicist.
Viki Weisskopf Victor Frederick "Viki" Weisskopf (September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist.
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W. C. Fields William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer.
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Walter Block Walter Edward Block (born 21 August 1941) is an American Austrian School economist and libertarian anarcho-capitalist.
Walter Olson Walter K. Olson (born August 20, 1954) is an author and blogger who writes mostly about tort reform.
Warren Allen Smith Warren Allen Smith (born 27 October 1921) is an American gay rights activist, writer and humanities humanist.
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William Grey Walter William Grey Walter (February 19, 1910 – May 6, 1977) was an American-born British neurophysiologist and robotician.
William James Sidis William James Sidis (April 1, 1898 – July 17, 1944) was an American child prodigy with exceptional mathematical and linguistic abilities.
William L. Moore William Lewis Moore (April 28, 1927 – April 23, 1963) was a postal worker and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) member who staged lone protests against racial segregation.
William L. Rowe William Leonard Rowe (born 26 July 1931) is a professor emeritus of philosophy at Purdue University who specialises in the philosophy of religion.
William Lewis Moore William Lewis Moore was a postal worker and Congress of Racial Equality member who staged lone protests against racial segregation.
William Luther Pierce William Luther Pierce III (September 11, 1933 – July 23, 2002) was a leading American white supremacist.
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Yip Harburg Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, איסידור הוכברג; April 8, 1896 – March 5, 1981) was an American popular song lyricist who worked with many well-known composers.
Zola Jesus Nika Roza Danilova (born April 11, 1989), better known by her stage name Zola Jesus, is an American singer-songwriter.
Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author.