Paul Kurtz, founder of Prometheus Books, died on October 20 at 86. Kurtz was the author of more than 50 books and an ardent advocate for the secular and scientific worldview which earned him the title as the father of secular humanism. He founded Prometheus Books in 1969, Skeptical Inquirer magazine and the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) in 1976, Free Inquiry magazine and the Council for Secular Humanism in 1980, and the Center for Inquiry in 1991. Later projects included the launching of a scholarly journal, The Human Prospect, and a new nonprofit think tank, the Institute for Science and Human Values (both in 2010).