Derek Thompson

Staff writer, The Atlantic

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he covers economics, business and technology. He is the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

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For many atheists the connection to the outside world; to nature, wildlife and humanity provides comfort and wonder.

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