150 top academics on the idea of God, religion and afterlife — curated by J Pararajasingham

Amitabha Dey
Aug 28 · 6 min read
Part 1 (1–50)

1. Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
2. Robert Coleman Richardson, Nobel Laureate in Physics
3. Richard Feynman, World-Renowned Physicist, Nobel Laureate in Physics
4. Simon Blackburn, Cambridge Professor of Philosophy
5. Colin Blakemore, World-Renowned Oxford Professor of Neuroscience
6. Steven Pinker, World-Renowned Harvard Professor of Psychology
7. Alan Guth, World-Renowned MIT Professor of Physics
8. Noam Chomsky, World-Renowned MIT Professor of Linguistics
9. Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel Laureate in Physics
10. Peter Atkins, World-Renowned Oxford Professor of Chemistry
11. Oliver Sacks, World-Renowned Neurologist, Columbia University
12. Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal
13. Sir John Gurdon, Pioneering Developmental Biologist, Cambridge
14. Sir Bertrand Russell, World-Renowned Philosopher, Nobel Laureate
15. Stephen Hawking, World-Renowned Cambridge Theoretical Physicist
16. Riccardo Giacconi, Nobel Laureate in Physics
17. Ned Block, NYU Professor of Philosophy
18. Gerard ‘t Hooft, Nobel Laureate in Physics
19. Marcus du Sautoy, Oxford Professor of Mathematics
20. James Watson, Co-discoverer of DNA, Nobel Laureate
21. Colin McGinn, Professor of Philosophy, Miami University
22. Sir Patrick Bateson, Cambridge Professor of Ethology
23. Sir David Attenborough, World-Renowned Broadcaster and Naturalist
24. Martinus Veltman, Nobel Laureate in Physics
25. Pascal Boyer, Professor of Anthropology
26. Partha Dasgupta, Cambridge Professor of Economics
27. AC Grayling, Birkbeck Professor of Philosophy
28. Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate in Physics
29. John Searle, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy
30. Brian Cox, Particle Physicist (Large Hadron Collider, CERN)
31. Herbert Kroemer, Nobel Laureate in Physics
32. Rebecca Goldstein, Professor of Philosophy
33. Michael Tooley, Professor of Philosophy, Colorado
34. Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
35. Leonard Susskind, Stanford Professor of Theoretical Physics
36. Quentin Skinner, Professor of History (Cambridge)
37. Theodor W. Hänsch, Nobel Laureate in Physics
38. Mark Balaguer, CSU Professor of Philosophy
39. Richard Ernst, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
40. Alan Macfarlane, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology
41. Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Princeton Research Scientist
42. Douglas Osheroff, Nobel Laureate in Physics
43. Hubert Dreyfus, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy
44. Lord Colin Renfrew, World-Renowned Archaeologist, Cambridge
45. Carl Sagan, World-Renowned Astronomer
46. Peter Singer, World-Renowned Bioethicist, Princeton
47. Rudolph Marcus, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
48. Robert Foley, Cambridge Professor of Human Evolution
49. Daniel Dennett, Tufts Professor of Philosophy
50. Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics

Part 2 (51–100)

51. Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate in Physics, MIT
52. VS Ramachandran, World-Renowned Neuroscientist, UC San Diego
53. Bruce C. Murray, Caltech Professor Emeritus of Planetary Science
54. Sir Raymond Firth, World-Renowned Anthropologist, LSE
55. Alva Noë, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy
56. Alan Dundes, World Expert in Folklore, Berkeley
57. Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy, CUNY
58. Bede Rundle, Oxford Professor of Philosophy
59. Sir Richard Friend, Cambridge Professor of Physics
60. George Lakoff, Berkeley Professor of Linguistics
61. Sir John Sulston, Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine
62. Shelley Kagan, Yale Professor of Philosophy
63. Roy J. Glauber, Nobel Laureate in Physics
64. Lewis Wolpert, Emeritus Professor of Biology, UCL
65. Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard Professor of Social Ethics
66. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Professor of Practical Ethics, Duke University
67. Richard Dawkins, Oxford Evolutionary Biologist
68. Bruce Hood, Professor of Experimental Psychology, Bristol
69. Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Research Pioneer, MIT
70. Herman Philipse, Professor of Philosophy, Utrecht University
71. Michio Kaku, CUNY Professor of Theoretical Physics
72. Dame Caroline Humphrey, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology
73. Max Tegmark, World-Renowned Cosmologist, MIT
74. David Parkin, Oxford Professor of Anthropology
75. Robert Price, Professor of Theology and Biblical Criticism
76. Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Psychology, Virginia
77. Max Perutz, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
78. Rodolfo Llinas, Professor of Neuroscience, New York
79. Dan McKenzie, World-Renowned Geophysicist, Cambridge
80. Patricia Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, UC San Diego
81. Sean Carroll, Caltech Theoretical Cosmologist
82. Alexander Vilenkin, World-Renowned Theoretical Physicist
83. PZ Myers, Professor of Biology, Minnesota
84. Haroon Ahmed, Prominent Cambridge Scientist (Microelectronics)
85. David Sloan Wilson, Professor of Biology and Anthropology, SUNY
86. Bart Ehrman, Professor of Religious Studies, UNC
87. Seth Lloyd, Pioneer of Quantum Computing, MIT
88. Dan Brown, Fellow in Organic Chemistry, Cambridge
89. Victor Stenger, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Hawaii
90. Simon Schaffer, Cambridge Professor of the History of Science
91. Saul Perlmutter World-Renowned Astrophysicist, Berkeley
92. Lee Silver, Princeton Professor of Molecular Biology
93. Barry Supple, Emeritus Professor of Economic History, Cambridge
94. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Professor of Law
95. John Raymond Smythies, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatric Research
96. Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
97. David Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics
98. Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Toronto
99. Robert Hinde, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, Cambridge
100. Carolyn Porco, NASA Planetary Scientist

Part 3 (101–150)

101. Sir Andrew Huxley, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
102. Steve Jones, UCL Professor of Genetics
103. Yujin Nagasawa, Professor of Philosophy, Birmingham University
104. Dame Alison Richard, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology
105. Peter Millican, Oxford Professor of Philosophy
106. Gareth Stedman Jones, Cambridge Professor of History
107. Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
108. Michael Mann, UCLA Professor of Sociology
109. Brian Greene, Professor of Physics, Columbia University
110. CJ van Rijsbergen, Cambridge Professor of Computer Science
111. Louise Antony, Professor of Philosophy, UMass
112. Leonard Mlodinow, Cal Tech Professor of Physics
113. Lisa Jardine, UCL Professor of History
114. Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
115. Herbert Huppert, Cambridge Professor of Geophysics
116. Geoff Harcourt, Australian Academic Economist, Cambridge
117. Elizabeth Loftus, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UC Irvine
118. Paul Rabinow, Berkeley Professor of Anthropology
119. Sir Brian Harrison, Oxford Professor of Modern History
120. Lisa Randall, Harvard Professor of Physics
121. Gabriel Horn, Cambridge Professor of Zoology
122. Jonathan Parry, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology
123. Masatoshi Koshiba, Nobel Laureate in Physics
124. Frank Drake, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCSC
125. Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography, UCLA
126. Sir John E. Walker, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
127. J.L. Schellenberg, Professor of Philosophy, MSVU
128. Horace Barlow, Visual Neuroscientist, Cambridge
129. Baroness Susan Greenfield, Oxford Professor of Neuroscience
130. Hermann Hauser, Science Entrepreneur (Cambridge)
131. Stephen Gudeman, Professor of Anthropology, Minnesota
132. Jim Al Khalili, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Surrey
133. Mark Elvin, Professor of Chinese History, ANU/Oxford
134. Stuart Kauffman, Professor of Biochemistry and Mathematics, UVM
135. Stefan Feuchtwang, Professor of Anthropology, LSE
136. Ken Edwards, Cambridge Professor of Genetics
137. Raymond Tallis, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Manchester
138. Geoffrey Hawthorn, Cambridge Professor of Sociology and Political Theory
139. Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford Professor of Mathematics
140. John Dunn, Cambridge Professor of Political Theory
141. Nicholas Humphrey, Professor of Psychology, LSE
142. Craig Venter, Synthetic Life Pioneer
143. Paul Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, UC San Diego
144. Christian de Duve, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
145. Michael Bate, Cambridge Professor of Developmental Biology
146. Melvin Konner, Professor of Anthropology, Emory University
147. Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard Professor of Zoology and Geology
148. Arif Ahmed, Senior Lecturer Philosophy, Cambridge
149. Christof Koch, Caltech Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Biology
150. Peter Higgs, Nobel Laureate in Physics

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