Dan Dana


Dan Dana is retired from a career encompassing psychology, teaching, mediation, corporate training, and business entrepreneurship. He is the author of two books on workplace mediation and several conflict resolution curricula. Born in 1945 on a family farm in Missouri, his life experiences include serving in the U.S. Army in Panama and Vietnam (1966-68, noncombat), earning a PhD in counseling psychology (1977), teaching at a university in New England for 28 years, founding and growing a successful internet-based educational enterprise (endowed to a Florida college in 2013), being a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (1998), and living, working, or traveling in over 75 countries on all seven continents. Dan and his wife Susan live in Sarasota, Florida. He is the father of one and grandfather of two.

Smashwords Interview

There are many popular books about atheism. Why did you write another?
I applaud Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Darrel Ray, and other atheist authors for their excellent contributions to what I call the Reason Revolution. My small book, only a 30-minute read, is intended for people who may not have the time or interest to undertake a multi-hundred-page book on atheism. It concisely poses nine science-based “reasons for skepticism” to stimulate readers’ thinking about the plausibility of their beliefs, and offers several “reconciliation theories” to help doubters attempt to bridge the gap between faith and fact. I hope it prompts every attentive reader to make a choice between empirically known reality and supernaturalism.
Your book is free. Why?
Comfortably retired and approaching age 70, I don’t need the money. More importantly, and for obvious reasons, free books are “purchased” more often than books with a price. My objective is to explain atheism and secular humanism to the maximum number of people, especially those outside the secular echo chamber. So, I want to minimize barriers to access to this learning, such as cost and reading-time.
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Where to find Dan Dana online


The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
This short book, only 8,000 finely crafted words, is destined to be one of the most cited and influential modern treatises on atheism and secular humanism. It focuses squarely on the inherent irrationality of religion, and reveals its utter irreconcilability with science. Offering several "reconciliation theories" to people of faith, it forces every reader to make a choice.

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