Hi! I am Gabriel Wilensky
, and I am the founder of Thought Academy. I am also the author of Six Million Crucifixions: How Christian Teachings About Jews Paved the Road to the Holocaust
, a book that shows a particularly pernicious consequence of abandoning reason and embracing superstition.
I gave many talks and lectures at schools and universities, as well as many interviews on the radio on many subjects related to superstition, antisemitism, religious obscurantism and the negative repercussions of relinquishing our critical thinking faculties.
Additionally, I worked for many years in the software industry where I applied many of the concepts discussed here to the software development process: expanding the number of ideas, evaluating new ideas, fostering creativity in my team, challenging assumptions, pushing for deeper and systematic analysis, verifying facts, and much more.
As a result of this I was responsible for many successful software products, several of which are being used by many millions of people. Quite a few of these products won many awards and were covered by the media worldwide. Among them are such blockbuster hits as Morph, the Aladdin Activity Center, the Lion King Activity Center, GoPro Studio and the GoPro App.