Dee, what do you mean, “So two atheists made the grade huh?” I can name at least 13 atheists (Chomsky, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, Hirsi Ali, Diamond, Habermas, Ignatiev, Lewis, Pinker, Ramachadran, Rushdie, Singer, and E.O. Wilson). These are people on the list that I know from reading their works, but I could readily add that all of the scientists on the list and all those from China are probably atheists. Also, most of those from Europe are probably non-theists. Aside from Pope Ratzinger and Charles Taylor (and perhaps Al Gore) I don’t recognize anyone else as particularly religious . . have you actually had a good look at the list? I am willing to bet that 80 to 90 percent are non-theists. Wake up!