Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Skeptics prepare to celebrate Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday on 25th December
Sir Isaac Newton's portrait by Godfrey Kneller (1702). Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
What does a skeptic do when he doesn’t want to celebrate Jesus’ birthday but he still wants to get presents? He invents an alternative festival.
Michael Shermer and other American skeptics are busy marketing Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday that they will celebrate on 25th December.
Skeptics have a rather quaint logic: they reject Jesus and replace Him with Newton, who was a Bible-believing scientist and like Wernher von Braun, the father of the Apollo space programme, he was a biblical creationist.
Spread a little skeptic cheer this year! E-Skeptic 24 November 2010.