Talk:David Silverman (activist)

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Page moved to David Silverman (activist). Consensus was for a move, but no case was made for this being the primary topic. Vegaswikian (talk) 19:27, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Dave SilvermanDavid SilvermanRelisted for further opinions. Jafeluv (talk) 16:35, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

The common name for this individual is David Silverman, as opposed to Dave. The Simpsons director shares the same name, yet there is no disambiguation that leads to this. Because this is not the common name, the page should be moved. Blizzardman1219 (talk) 08:23, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

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Request for Comments[edit]

There is an RfC on the question of using "Religion: None" vs. "Religion: None (atheist)" in the infobox on this and other similar pages.

The RfC is at Template talk:Infobox person#RfC: Religion infobox entries for individuals that have no religion.

Please help us determine consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 17:04, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

74 patents at Bell Labs?[edit]

Really? That sounds rather remarkable, or maybe just another day at work, and it very well could be true, but if you look on the Internet, the only proof one finds of this claim is that it says so on his profile on Might anyone have any independently verifiable proof of this interesting claim? I will keep looking for it, myself. Ender and Peter 17:36, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

This search query might help, although I'm not sure how we would pinpoint our very own David Silverman at such a site, and even if there were 20 results per page on the 3 pages it returns, that would be 60 results total, and some of them are for people named "Jon David Silverman" and "Benjamin David Silverman". And even just the "David Silverman" listings could be some other identically named guy. And so, this is hardly an exhaustive list, if it is even mentioning any inventions by our particular Silverman. Ender and Peter 17:54, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Adding background sources[edit]

Atheist Organization Decks Billboards With Christmas Jeer Dan Kedmey Dec. 16, 2014, The Time,, Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service 1:13 p.m. EST December 19, 2012 USToday, Can You Be an Atheist and a Jew at the Same Time? David Silverman Says No By Rachel Silberstein December 9, 2013 The Tablet, Atheist organizer takes ‘movement’ to nation’s capital by Dan Merica,March 23rd, 2012 CNN, A ‘Jewish atheist’ lets go of the ‘Jewish’by Robert Wiener March 28, 2014 New Jersey Jewish News, Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World by David Silverman/ Thomas Dunne Books December 1, 2015 IBestEditor (talk) 06:53, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Career/Atheist activism[edit]

As in some other similar articles "Atheist activism" is used and is more descriptive and appropriate for this portion of the article. IBestEditor (talk) 10:12, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Famed for leading the anti-Christmas billboard campaign -should be mentionedIBestEditor (talk) 10:32, 20 September 2016 (UTC)