Monday, December 21, 2009

Meandering in thought . . .

Today is the birthday of Paul Kurtz (born December 21, 1925), professor of philosophy, author, and editor.

Paul Kurtz is the founder and chair emeritus of the Center for Inquiry Transnational and its federated organizations, including the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism. Paul Kurtz also founded Prometheus Books and is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

"The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can." - Paul Kurtz

"Most humans feel the transcendent temptation, the emotional drive to festoon the universe with large-scale meaning." - Paul Kurtz

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