Death of Paul Kurtz

December 21, 1925 - October 20, 2012
Amherst, New York | Age 86

NY philosopher, popular skeptic dies at 86
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CAROLYN THOMPSON, The Associated Press

AMHERST, New York (AP) — Paul Kurtz, who founded an international center devoted to debunking psychics and UFOs and promoting science and reason over what he viewed as religious myths, has died. He was 86.

The secular humanist philosopher died Saturday at his home in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst. His death was announced Monday by the Center for Inquiry, which was founded by Kurtz in 1991 and has more than three dozen branches worldwide.

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