Guy P. Harrison

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Guy P. Harrison
Guy P Harrison, author.jpg
Harrison in 2009
Born (1963-10-08) October 8, 1963 (age 53)
Occupation Author
Language English
Citizenship American
Alma mater University of South Florida
Website
guypharrison.com

Guy P. Harrison (born October 8, 1963) is an American author.[1] He resides in San Diego and is known for his written works on skepticism and atheism.

Early life and education[edit]

Harrison has degrees in history and anthropology at the University of South Florida.[2] He was influenced towards skepticism by thinking about Erich von Däniken's book Chariots of the Gods?, which theorized that earth had been visited by aliens during antiquity.

Career[edit]

From 1992 to 2010 Harrison wrote for Cayman Free Press in the Cayman Islands as a journalist, editor and photographer. As a journalist he has interviewed people such as Jane Goodall, Chuck Yeager, Edward Teller, Paul Tibbets and Armin Lehmann. From 2014–2015 he did medical writing for Kaiser Permanente.[3] He has a blog at Psychology Today named About Thinking.[4]

Starting with 50 reasons people give for believing in a god in 2008, Harrison has written five books on skeptical and philosophical issues.[5][6] The books are well known in skeptical circles and he has been widely interviewed in relation to his books by many different podcasts and websites.[7][8][9]

His books have received positive feedback from prominent scientists such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth Shostak, and Donald Johanson.[10]

Honors[edit]

Harrison was a recipient of the World Health Organization Award for Health Reporting in 1997 and the Commonwealth Media Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1994.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 50 reasons people give for believing in a god (2008)
  • Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know about Our Biological Diversity (2010)
  • 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian (2013)
  • 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True (2013)
  • Think: Why You Should Question Everything (2013)
  • Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guy P. Harrison". infidels.org. 2014-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Guy P. Harrison – 50 Reasons People Give For Believing In A God". Point of inquiry. August 1, 2008. 
  3. ^ LinkedIn Guy P. Harrison Retrieved August 28, 2015
  4. ^ Psychology Today About Thinking Retrieved August 28, 2015
  5. ^ "Guy P. Harrison". guypharrison.com. 
  6. ^ "Guy P. Harrison". Sustainable Lens. 2013-10-31. 
  7. ^ "Skepticality Guest List". Skepticality. April 13, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Point of Inquiry August 1, 2008 Guy P. Harrison – 50 Reasons People Give For Believing In A God Retrieved August 27, 2015
  9. ^ Patheos.com June 20, 2008 Book Review: 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God by Guy P. Harrison Retrieved August 27, 2015
  10. ^ LinkedIn Guy P. Harrison Retrieved August 28, 2015
  11. ^ "Guy P. Harrison". Guest Profile. Skepticality. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 

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