Martin Gardner, a world-famous writer, skeptic, science and mathematics writer, has died at the age of 95 on Saturday, 22 May 2010. He was a truly great person, and one whom I very much look up to. My atheism is much because of his work; his regular writings in the magazine Scientific American
, including in the columns Mathematical Games
and Amateur Scientist
, and his championing of the work of others, including John Horton Conway's Game of Life
, a breakthrough in the theoretical understanding of...