Woolsey Teller

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Woolsey Teller (March 22, 1890-1954)[1] was an American atheist writer who was born on March 22, 1890, in Brooklyn, New York.[2] He was an associate editor of The Truthseeker of New York, where his cousin Charles Lee Smith was editor. He wrote The Atheism of Astronomy (1938),[3] and Essays of an Atheist (1945).[4]

Teller was also a white supremacist, and favored eugenics.[5]


  1. Dictionary of Atheism, Skepticism, and Humanism by Bill Cooke, page 539
  2. The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief - Google Books Result
  3. http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/woolsey_teller/
  4. http://essays-of-an-atheist.blogspot.com/
  5. The new encyclopedia of unbelief Tom Flynn, Richard Dawkins - 2007 "James Hervey Johnson, the former editor of The Truth Seeker, and essayist Woolsey Teller were among the worst offenders. In 1945 the Truth Seeker Company published Teller's Essays of an Atheist. Teller wrote five especially racist essays: "Grading the Races," "Brains and Civilization," "There Are Superior Races," "Shall We Breed Rationally?" and "Natural Selection and War." In "Grading the Races," Teller discusses an essay by the African American atheist and historian John G. Jackson (1907-93) called "Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization." Teller calls Jackson "a mulatto" and argues that "the ancient Egyptians were dominantly Caucasian." Moreover, he argues that the "Caucasian skull, anatomically considered, is the highest in the world.""

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