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Richard Brown

First in class at New Trier High School, Richard Brown earned the Harvard Classic Award and an appointment to Annapolis Naval Academy. After graduating Yale with a BA, Brown pursued a career in market research with BBDO Advertising, General Foods Corporation, and management consultants Booz Allen. He developed a penetrating literary style writing analytical reports recommending decisions and actions for top management. He is also author of Finite Human, Infinite Humanity: A History of the Universe and Theory of Everything (2021).

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The History of God and Other Religious Myths

Today nobody would believe in the ancient Egyptian religion because it contradicts what we understand about the world around us: gods don't swallow the sun and birds can't bring anything back to life. These blatant misinterpretations of Nature discredit the validity of the pagans' core Super-Natural beliefs--a Supreme Being, a human soul, and heaven and hell. Yet curiously people today do believe in these four superstitions of religion: god, soul, heaven and hell. Apparently their origin has been erased by time. Would modern day Jews, Christians and Muslims discontinue belief in them if they realized their dubious origin: Ice-Age cavemen, wandering hunter-gatherers, and pagans? Or is faith an unreasonable emotion?

Social Realism

"Based solely on scientific principles and research, a book could be written counseling us humans about how to treat each other ethically. This book might contain a scientifically based purpose for humanity. Science-based principles of effective parenting could be taught in public schools so that all future parents would learn them."