Reginald Vaughn Finley, Sr.

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Reginald Finley
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Born 1974
Atlanta, Georgia
Residence Georgia
Nationality American
Education Ph.D. Science Education, 2017, M.ED. Science and The Public, 2013, B.S. Human Development, 2011, A.A. General Studies
Occupation Internet talk show host; former vocalist, Federal Correctional Officer and U.S. Army veteran
Years active Since 1998
Known for Activism on behalf of freethought
Children 5
Parents Algernon C. Finley Sr and Mary L. Finley
Call-sign Dr. Ion or The Infidel Guy
Website
www.reginaldfinley.com

History[edit]

Reginald Vaughn Finley, Sr. (born in 1974) is an Informal Science and Critical Thinking Educator. He is also a US Army Veteran and served overseas during Operation Able Sentry in 1995. Finley is also a former member of the Atlanta based group Forte', now called 112. He also worked for a time as a "phone psychic", with the psychic network. He said he was amazed at how the callers didn't realize that they were the ones providing the information. They truly believed he was "psychic". Finley gave a talk about his methods to a Center for Inquiry conference in 2001.[1] While attending St. Leo College at Fort McPherson, he studied philosophy and religion and soon became interested in the effect of bad ideas and the lack of scientific knowledge on the general public. Lacking a religious identity, he shortly began identifying himself as an Ardent Critical Thinker. Finley took a hiatus from school and began his 12 year internet media career with an internet radio show called the The Infidel Guy Show (1999-2010) which focused on educating the public about science, philosophy, ethics, freethought, and the value of Critical Thinking.[2]

Finley's Program(s), "Freethought Radio" and The Infidel Guy Show has featured personalities from across the philosophical spectrum, including scientists Michio Kaku and Richard Dawkins, lawyer Michael Newdow, creationist Kent Hovind, Ali Sina of Faith Freedom International, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, and Michael Shermer, founder of the Skeptics Society.[3] At its end, Finley produced over 600 programs.

Finley's family appeared on ABC's reality show Wife Swap on November 28, 2005, when his then wife (Amber) switched places with the wife of a devout Christian pastor.[4]

After 2007, Finley returned to corporate America while simultaneously conducting his informal education programs on a part-time basis.

After working in the Informal Science Industry, and Corporate America, Finley returned to school earning his Bachelors in Human Development from Amridge University(2011) and completed his Masters from SUNY at Buffalo in Science and The Public(2013). He is now attending Walden University earning his PhD in Science Education.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Flynn, Tom (ed.). The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. Prometheus Books, 2007, p. 31.
  2. ^ LinkedIn.com, Reginald Finley, LinkedIn Page, Last accessed December 26, 2013.
  3. ^ ReginaldFinley.com, ReginaldFinley.com, October 4, 1999, accessed December 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Wifeswap episode 122, American Broadcasting Company, November 28, 2005, accessed May 11, 2007.
  5. ^ [1], ReginaldFinley.com, Last accessed January 05, 2014.

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