Lee Nisbet is Professor of Philosophy at Medaille College (Buffalo, New York). He is both a founding member and Fellow of CSI and has published in a wide variety of professional journals and popular magazines. He has edited two volumes on the gun control debate (1990, 2001) presenting the best research on both sides along with suggesting strategies of evaluation. He is presently working on a volume dealing with the sex-differences debate.
Professor Paul Kurtz is the founder of the Center for Inquiry, CFI’s former chairman, the former Editor-in-Chief of Free Inquiry magazine, and professor emeritus of philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Kurtz has spent much of his life on the critical examination of religion, but believes that naturalists need to emphasize and build positive alternatives to religion. For Kurtz, it is not enough to reject God, but to affirm the positive implications of the secular humanist perspective.