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Paul Ehrlich

Biologist, Scientist

Ehrlich is probably best known for his research writings on population growth and resource depletion.

The October 2000 issue of Scientific American's "Profile" section featured biologist Paul Ehrlich (author of the mega-bestseller "The Population Bomb" some years ago), who became an atheist at age six. Although Ehrlich alludes to his own fear of death, the article points out "...he won't be renouncing his long-held atheism. Offered the choice of 'being tortured for eternity [in hell] or bored for eternity' in heaven, the rebel chooses neither. 'No organized religion has ever presented me with anything that is remotely attractive as a reward,' he maintains. To the end, Paul Ehrlich will stick to his convictions."

See the article at http://www.sciam.com/2000/1000issue/1000profile.html.

--OB, YH and ACa

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