It’s been a long time now since the Skeptic, Atheist, and other such movements began to really gain steam on the world stage. I attribute much of that rise to the actions of The Four Horsemen – Hitchens, Dennett, Harris, and Dawkins – whether you agree with them or not. They helped to normalize non-belief and were on the front lines, with many others, of course, of the evolution debate.
With them also came the age of the podcast. With this, we saw The Skeptics’ Guide to the Unverse and the foundation of Science Based Medicine as both a term and a concept. On the stage came George Hrab, Frasier Cain, and Mark Crislip to teach us all a thing or two.
We’ve seen people come and people go for a myriad of reasons. From those who have done little more than comment in forums to the “big names” of the movements, every single person has contributed in some way to the growing trend of rational thought building around the world.
There are so many people, both well-known and relatively obscure, that inspire me to keep writing, to communicate not just science, but ideas worth sharing, that I couldn’t possibly name them all here, but they know who they are.
Over the years, I’ve done many communication projects, large and small, on my own and with others. Some have gone well, with aspects persisting across the public sphere today, while others have faded all too quickly. All these things were worth doing…as is this website, a solo project meant to teach worthy ideas to anyone willing to learn them.