Happy 90th Birthday, Ray Bradbury!

You’ve probably already seen Rachel Bloom’s brilliant and completely NSFW  video dedicated to the legendary author (which Bradbury himself reportedly loved and which is available on iTunes, where it’s a huge hit):

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From Facebook, here is a photo of Bradbury watching the video, thereby “completing Rachel’s life”:

Here, she explains his appeal:

First of all, the number one thing I am earnestly attracted to is intelligence. Writers are thus the pinnacle of intelligence.

Sweet, I completely concur.

While actors are great and awesome, writers literally create new worlds from scratch. What is sexier than that? Personally, I don’t know why every person out there isn’t dating a writer.

Oh.  She means that kind of writer.   Yeah, no world creating for me.  Oh well.

But anyway, here’s the actual man of the hour and not just his most adoring fan (but again via her):

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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