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I am well versed on the arguments for both sides about the existence of God and am especially aware of the philosophical ramifications and psychological reactions to atheism. Also, if you have a question about atheism as that pertains to Science or Skepticism, I may be an especially good pick. However my knowledge of non-Judeo-Christian religions and Biblical archaeology is generally limited to knowledge about directions to more informative resources.

Experience in the area

I've been an atheist for 14 years now, open about it for 9 years after being raised in a Roman Catholic family. In that time I have held many different philosophical perspective on the subject and had different emotional and psychological reactions to atheism. I have absorbed many internet articles, video debates, atheist publications, and secular podcasts in my process of understanding and supporting the atheist movement. I routinely hold conversations on the subject.


One article in If Journal, an interfaith publication.


I have a BS in Physics and Mathematics from the College of William & Mary I am pursuing my Ph.D in Physics at Indiana University at Bloomington. I have very little formal training in philosophy or sociology.

Awards and Honors

I was president of the William & Mary Students for Science & Secularism before graduating.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Right now, the public perception of atheists has been defined by people who are not atheists. That is only currently beginning to change and I hope everyone realizes that atheism can be an uplifting way of looking at the universe.

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Recent Answers from Jeffrey Ellsworth

2015-01-29 atheists morality:

Ethics:  Atheists generally follow the Golden Rule [1]. A formal argument can be made for any self-consistent naturalistic moral system to obey the golden rule [2]. Individual value tend to value in themselves

2015-01-17 Atheists tacit support of polytheism:

I am sorry I cannot help you more. I believed I had answered your questions, but I think my answer is not clear. I do not know what to say except that what I have said already. I will try once more to

2015-01-15 Pre-science and science.:

Hey Charles,  Sorry the response took me so long! Busy times!    Your questions gets at two issues - Education and Ideology. Some people are ignorant about science because they do not have access to a

2015-01-08 Why do young people move away from religion? - Research:

Hello Luca, interesting subjects! I'm happy to help with your journalism project, I only hope that my comments are not too late.      Atheists and Irreligion:  Let start with the question “Why is religion

2014-10-03 Dr Stephen Meyer:

I have a BS in Physics and Math, a MS in Physics and I'm in a program to receive my Physics PhD a year and a half from now. I have two peer-reviewed published papers, one in mathematics and one in physics


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