Name – Al Seckel. He was a con man who fooled the skeptic/scientific community into thinking he was both a physicist and neuroscientist when he was neither. And it turns out the guy moved freely among the “intellectual elite,” was connected up with pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and was involved in the early atheist movement.
We’ll let Wikipedia articles do most of the work today.
Connections of Epstein:
Seckel became involved with Isabel Maxwell from 2007 until his death in France in 2015. Isabel is the younger sister Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell is a British socialite and the youngest child of publishing tycoon and fraudster Robert Maxwell. She moved to the United States after her father’s death in 1991 and became a close associate of financier and subsequently convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Seckel was a member of the Edge Foundation.
In 2009 Seckel was involved in organizing a science conference with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein. The Mindshift conference took place in 2010 on Epstein’s private island Little Saint James.
Connections to Atheism:
Throughout the 1980s, Al Seckel was active in the Freethought movement. In this capacity he authored a number of articles and pamphlets. He also edited two books on the English rationalist philosopher Bertrand Russell. In 1983, Seckel and John Edwards co-created the Darwin fish design, which was first sold as a bumper sticker and on T-shirts in 1983–84 by a southern California group called Atheists United.
In 1984, Seckel started the Southern California Skeptics (SCS)……n 1987, SCS and Seckel helped sponsor an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Edwards v. Aguillard, challenging the constitutionality of a Louisiana law calling for the classroom inclusion of creation science…….The Southern California Skeptics dissolved in the late 1980s. In 1992, Michael Shermer started a new Los Angeles-area skeptical group called The Skeptics Society, using SCS’s old mailing list and involving several of the same board members.
Imagine that. Associates of Jeffrey Epstein promoting Atheism.