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Frank Zindler

Biology Professor, Atheist

Frank R. Zindler was a former professor of biology and geology, and is now the editor of American Atheist. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Science, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Schools of Oriental Research. He has written numerous articles and several books on Atheism.

Frank Zindler's Opinions

The discovery that humans, like chickens, had eggs, and that it was eggs fertilized by spermatozoa that developed into fetuses led to the notion that “life” began at conception (fertilization). ... In 1869 Pope Pius X reversed his church’s long-held view that the soul arrives in the fifth month of pregnancy and declared instead that the mystical woozit made its appearance at the moment of conception [whereby] Only god can make a soul, and only fertilized eggs can receive them.
22 Aug 2010    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Frank Zindler and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Frank Zindler's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Thomas Jefferson
3rd United States President
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Daniel Dennett
Philosophy Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Susan Blackmore
Psychology Lecturer, Former Parapsychologist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Paul Z. Myers
Biology Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Ayn Rand
Philosopher, Novelist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

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The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
0% agreement / 1 opinions

René Descartes
Father of Western Philosophy
0% agreement / 1 opinions

William Dembski
Intelligent Design Theorist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Frank Zindler's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Frank Zindler typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Do we have an immaterial soul?

Projected Opinions

Frank Zindler's projected opinions are opinions Frank Zindler is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Does God exist?
High Agree Should atheists directly challenge religious beliefs?
Medium Disagree Does astrology work (is personality correlated with the positions of celestial bodies at birth)?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is free will an illusion?
Medium Agree Can reductionist methods help explain consciousness?
Low Mostly Agree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Low Disagree Is truth relative?
Low Disagree Do ghosts exist?
Low Agree Is self-deception a fault?
Low Disagree Is the unconscious philosophical zombie possible?
Low Agree Is morality objective?
Low Neutral Is "ought" derived from "is"?
Low Disagree Are the core truths of science and religion complementary?