Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 30

This Week in Freethought History (March 24-30)

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Read about Harry Houdini, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s expulsion from Oxford, Richard Dawkins, “Typhoid Mary’s” final quarantine, Russian writer Maxim Gorky, Ludwig Büchner’s “Bible of Materialism,” church opposition to anesthesia and more …

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Mar 28

March 28: Francisco de Miranda (1750)

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It was on this date, March 28, 1750, that Venezuelan soldier Francisco de Miranda was born Sebastian Francisco de Miranda in Caracas into a wealthy family of the Canary Islands. Consequently, Miranda was able to afford the best education and, in 1771, bought himself a commission as a Captain in the Spanish Army. Becoming interested …

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Mar 28

March 28: Daniel Dennett (1942)

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It was on this date, March 28, 1942, that American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist Daniel Clement “Dan” Dennett III was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Although a researcher on the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science and the philosophy of biology, Dennett is chiefly known, along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late …

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