Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 31

March 31: René Descartes

René Descartes

Descartes reasoned from the principle that nothing can be believed to be true until it is evidently true. The only assumption he would allow was his own existence: I think, therefore I am.

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Mar 30

March 30: Churches v. Anesthesia

Anesthesia was denounced from pulpits across the land as impious and contrary to Holy Writ – until Queen Victoria needed to use it.

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Mar 29

March 29: Ludwig Büchner

Ludwig Büchner

“Is it not a fact that in the very countries in which the Church holds an undisputed sway and no freedom of thought is tolerated, a very much lower standard of morality prevails?”

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