Book Details

The Secularist Revolution begins with considerations of metaphysical questions about creation, a creator, the purpose of creation and questions about the creations’ behavior and activities after being created. In doing so, it examines people’s behavior from their earliest days into the 21st century. It summarizes revolutions in technology and their effects on human activity. It examines the relationship between religious and political power through the ages and how religious doctrine, dogma, practice, and belief hold people in thrall. The story revolves about a group of mathematicians’ development of a computer program to translate any textual work idiomatically to any other language, called a Universal Text Translator (UTT), and a wearable device called Universal Language Translator (ULT) that translates any spoken language idiomatically to any other one. When the mathematicians form an organization called World Universal Language Translator Organization (WULTO) to produce and freely distribute the program and device, political and religious authorities resist, criminalizing and banning their use and suppressing disbelievers’ call for a secularist revolution to overthrow religious - political authorities’ power over people. The secularist revolution fails but secularism evolves.


About the Author

Stanley Yokell

Stanley Yokell is a retired Consulting Engineer with retired registrations in New Jersey, Illinois, Iowa and active registration in Colorado, and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has spent most of his free time on outdoor activities, bicycling (including a solo coast-to-coast ride), hiking up mountains and Scuba diving. He has made nearly 1,000 Scuba dives and wrote about his Scuba dives in his book, An Old Timer’s Scuba Tales. He has written many books beginning with A Working Guide to Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1990 and the books shown on his web page at His current books are Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation: A Working Guide, written with co-authors Mike Catapano and Eric Svensson, McGraw-Hill Education, and The Murder on the Mall, the second in a trilogy of murder mysteries featuring Marie Quizno, Detective Chief of the fictional town of Big Rock, Colorado.

Also by Stanley Yokell

Beneath the Surface
The Body in the Park
The Murder On The Mall
Old People
The Foothills Mystery
A Little Book of American Haiku
Short Stories and Sketches
Drugs and Death
Becoming American
Old Times in Elizabethtown
Dining Room Murders
Stories of My Boyhood
Anecdotes and Stories, Old and New
Sir Thomas Cat and Me and Stories my Grandpa Told


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