Isaac Asimov

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Debates

  • intellectuals have more significance than scientists

    Richard Dawkins Sam Harris Christopher Hitchens Dan Dennett Thomas H Huxley Bertrand Russell Carl Sagan Stephen Hawkin Ray Kurzwiel Aristole Ptolemy Einstein Neil deGrasse Tyson Stephen Pinker Michael Shermer Isaac Asimov Tesla Hubble Galileo Bruno Darwin Arthur C Clark Etc.

  • Atheist beliefs are incongruous with the tenets of science.

    It"s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature, it"s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match." ~ Isaac Asimov http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/01/28/isaac-asimov-creativity-education-science/ Atheism's explicit denial of the existence of God is an absolute truth.

Opinions

  • Does the world today lack ideals?

    Isaac Asimov once said, “the saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Although our world today does lack ideals, and wisdom as Mr. Asimov pointed out, I do truly believe that ideals aren't necessary to lead a satisfying life.

  • Should public schools teach creationism alongside evolution in science classes?

    Once said by Isaac Asimov was "the saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." Why is this? As an atheist and an acknowledger of the "fact" of evolution, I'm an even stronger believer of free thought. It can provide strong evidence for a theory, and can disprove a theory, but it cannot prove, for certain, that a certain idea is true or not.

Forums

  • Suggested reading list?

    The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades_trilogy">Crusades Trilogy</a> by Jan Guillou The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy">Hitchhiker's Guide</a> to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Are a few among many you could be reading.For SciFi I recommend the works of Isaac Asimov. "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein "Dune" by Frank Herbert "Foundation" by Isaac Asimov (series) "Ringworld" by Larry Niven (series) "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams (series) <strong>Sci-Fi</strong> The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barsoom#Series">Barsoom Series</a> by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

  • Famous Atheists

    Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer. Lance Armstrong, biker.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:
    What award nominations has Isaac Asimov received?
  • A:
    Award nominations include:
    - Nebula Award for Best Novel for the book "Foundation's Edge"
    - Nebula Award for Best Novel for the book "The Gods Themselves"
    - Nebula Award for Best Short Story for "Robot Dreams"
    - Nebula Award for Best Novelette for "The Bicentennial Man"
    - Nebula Award for Best Short Story for "Eyes Do More Than See"
    - Nebula Award for Best Short Story for "Founding Father"
  • Q:
    In what type of work did Isaac Asimov specialize?
  • A:
    Isaac Asimov was an accomplished author, writer, science writer and novelist.
  • Q:
    What is a popular quote by Isaac Asimov?
  • A:
    One famous quote is, "If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster."
  • Q:
    What caused Isaac Asimov's death?
  • A:
    His death was caused by renal failure.
  • Q:
    Who had a notable impact on Isaac Asimov?
  • A:
    Edward Gibbon, H. G. Wells, Clifford D. Simak, Stanley G. Weinbaum and Jack Williamson inspired Isaac Asimov.
  • Q:
    Where was Isaac Asimov born?
  • A:
    Isaac Asimov was born in Smolensk Oblast.
  • Q:
    What was Isaac Asimov's ethnicity?
  • A:
    His ethnic group was Ashkenazi Jews.
  • Q:
    What popular books have been published by author, Isaac Asimov?
  • A:
    Well known works include -
    - The Caves of Steel
    - The Naked Sun
    - The Robots of Dawn
    - Robots and Empire
    - The Positronic Man
    - Pebble in the Sky
    - The Stars, Like Dust
  • Q:
    What religious theology did Isaac Asimov subscribe to?
  • A:
    Isaac Asimov was in the Atheism religious denomination.
  • Q:
    Where did Isaac Asimov go to school?
  • A:
    Isaac Asimov attended Columbia University.
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