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Neil deGrasse Tyson ( pron.: / ˈ n iː ə l d ə ˈ ɡ r æ s ˈ t aɪ s ə n / born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist and science communicator .
Ayaan Hirsi Ali ( Dutch pronunciation: [ɑˈjaːn ˈɦirsi ˈaːli] ( listen ) ; full name: Ayaan Hirsi Magan Isse Guleid Ali Wai’ays Muhammad Ali Umar Osman Mahamud ; Somali : Ayaan Xirsi Cali ; Arabic : أيان حرسي علي / ALA-LC : Ayān Ḥirsī ‘Alī ) (born 13 November 1969) is a Somali-Dutch feminist and atheist activist, writer and politician who is known for her views critical of Islam . She wrote the screenplay for Theo van Gogh 's movie Submission , after which she and the director both received death threats, and the director was murdered.
Sam Harris (born 1967) is an American author, philosopher , public intellectual , and neuroscientist , as well as the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason . [ 1 ] He is the author of The End of Faith , which was published in 2004 and appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list for 33 weeks.
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British-American [ 7 ] [ 8 ] author and journalist whose career spanned more than four decades. [ 9 ] Hitchens, often referred to colloquially as "Hitch", [ 10 ] contributed to New Statesman , The Nation , The Atlantic , The London Review of Books , The Times Literary Supplement , Slate Magazine , Free Inquiry and Vanity Fair . He was an author of twelve books and five collections of essays, and concentrated on a range of subjects, including politics, literature and religion.
Daniel Clement " Dan " Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) [ 1 ] [ 2 ] is an American philosopher , writer and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind , philosophy of science and philosophy of biology , particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science . [ 3 ]
Taslima Nasrin ( Bengali : তসলিমা নাসরিন ) (also Taslima Nasreen ), born 25 August 1962, is a Bengali author and former physician who has lived in exile since 1994.