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For brightness in vision, see Brightness. For brightness in thinking, see intelligence

In comparative religion, the term "bright", used as a noun, as coined by Paul Geisert and Mynga Futrell, identifies a person with a naturalistic worldview. A bright, Geisert and Futrell assert, is a person whose worldview is free of supernatural or mystical elements, and whose actions are based on this naturalistic worldview.

The skeptical community has received this idea warmly as a umbrella term uniting various kinds of atheistic and non-superstitious people. In particular, Richard Dawkins has publicised the idea in an article (http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,981412,00).

External links

  • The Brights Net (http://www.the-brights.net/) — website set up by Geisert and Futrell to publicise their idea

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