Dr. Paul Kurtz, philosopher, skeptic, humanist, has died

Paul Kurtz, skeptic and humanist, has died at age 86.

Kurtz was at the forefront of the modern skeptical movement. He founded the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, CSICOP which later became the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and Prometheus Books.

American Atheists first posted on their Facebook page of his passing.

American Humanists have a notice.

A nice summary by Hemant Mehta.

Ben Radford remembers at Center for Inquiry
Memories of Paul Kurtz | Center for Inquiry

Steven Novella writes In Memory of…

The Center for Inquiry releases a statement
CFI Mourns the Death of Paul Kurtz, Its Founder
And posts a comprehensive obituary.

Dr. Paul Kurtz (1925-2012)

A skeptical “Trump” card commemorating great people in skepticism by Crispian Jago.

  2 comments for “Dr. Paul Kurtz, philosopher, skeptic, humanist, has died

  1. October 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Dr. Kurtz was a great inspiration to me. He had a life well-lived.

  2. October 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    His legacy is so broad: CSICOP/CSI, CSH, CFI, Prometheus Books, ISHV, and on and on. One of the founders of the modern skeptical movement and a (if not the) intellect underpinning secular humanism. All-in-all a force to be reckoned with and a fine human. The world will go on, but we are poorer without him.

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