Fighting the Good Fight

A list of those people fighting ignorance, slowly saving the world.
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“ Climate Change Denialism is comparative to Holocaust denial. ” - houseofcards-22-276688
 
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Christopher Hitchens
Writer, Hell's Angel
Christopher Eric Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) was a British-American author, journalist, and literary critic. He was a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate, and Free Inquiry. Hitchens is known for his atheism and anti-theism and was a firm believer in the Enlightenment values of secularism...
 
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Bill Maher
Bill Maher was born William Maher in New York City, New York, and grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. His father, William Aloysius Maher, Jr., who was of Irish descent, was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother, Julie (Berman), was a nurse, who was from a Jewish family. Maher was raised in his father's Catholic faith...
“ though, he's an idiot when it comes to vaccinations. ” - houseofcards-22-276688
 
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Jamie Hyneman
Producer, MythBusters
Jamie Hyneman is a jack of all trades. Graduate in Russian language and literature, Animal Wrangler, Robot Builder, Toy Prototyper and holder of patent no. 6,458,008 for a remote control/stabilization device, Jamie is a truly well-rounded individual. Besides his time on Mythbusters, Jamie builds items for commercials including the 7-UP can-chucking machine and the Nike Roller-shoe...
 
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Adam Savage
Producer, MythBusters
Adam Savage started his varied career as a child actor. His father worked on Sesame Street as a Muppeteer and he learned very early on about 'behind the scene' work on a television show. He appeared in some episodes of Sesame Street. Later on, as a teenager, he starred in the Billy Joel video for "Second Wind" and a Charmin toilet paper commercial with Mr. Whipple as Jimmy the stock boy...
 
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Miscellaneous Crew, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Born and raised in New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal...
 
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Carl Sagan
Writer, Contact
Astronomer, educator and author Carl Sagan was perhaps the world's greatest popularizer of science, reaching millions of people through newspapers, magazines and television broadcasts. He is well-known for his work on the PBS series Cosmos, the Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning show that became the most watched series in public-television history...
“ rest in peace, sweet prince ” - houseofcards-22-276688
 
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“ finally, his quote on heaven being a fairy story should dispel any rumors that he is anything but an atheist. ” - houseofcards-22-276688