Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 27

Who are we to judge another’s beliefs?

A friend asks: Who are we to judge another’s beliefs? I answered: There is no way to “respect” the beliefs of others and still have freedom of speech. We are not obligated to surrender our ability to tell right from wrong, good ideas from bad ideas, just because somebody labels an assertion his/her belief. Some …

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Feb 26

February 26: François Arago (1786)

It was on this date, February 26, 1786, that French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician François Arago was born François Jean Dominique Arago at Estagel, a small village near Perpignan, in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales. Brought up before and maturing during the French Revolution, he became one of the greatest French astronomers and physicists of …

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Feb 23

This Week in Freethought History (February 17-23)

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Read about Giordano Bruno, the bullies in the Church of Scientology, Svante Arrhenius, Robert Altman, Jimmy Swaggart, August Bebel, W.E.B Du Bois and more …

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