Fredkin was a college dropout who later became a full professor at age 34 at MIT and eventually a self-made millionaire. Quoted from the book 3 Scientists and Their Gods by Robert Wright, 1988, Times Books: "I guess what I'm saying is: I don't have any religious belief. I don't believe there is a God. I don't believe in Christianity or Judaism or anything like that, okay? I'm not an atheist...I'm not an agnostic...I'm just in a simple state. I don't know what there is or might be..."