|Born||September 17, 1936|
Chet Raymo (born September 17, 1936 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is a noted writer, educator and naturalist. He is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Stonehill College, in Easton, Massachusetts. His weekly newspaper column Science Musings appeared in the Boston Globe for twenty years. This is now a daily blog by him. Raymo espouses his Religious Naturalism in When God is Gone Everything is Holy - The Making of a Religious Naturalist and frequently in his blog. As Raymo says - "I attend to this infinitely mysterious world with reverence, awe, thanksgiving, praise. All religious qualities."  Raymo has been a contributor to The Notre Dame Magazine and Scientific American.
His most famous book is the novel entitled The Dork of Cork, which was made into the feature-length film Frankie Starlight. Raymo is also the author of Walking Zero, a scientific and historical account of his wanderings along the Prime Meridian in Great Britain. Raymo was the recipient of the 1998 Lannan Literary Award for his Nonfiction work.
Raymo espouses a scientific skepticism for his beliefs: