Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 28

April 28: Terry Pratchett (1948)


“There is a rumour going around that I have found God,” says Pratchett. “I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.”

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Apr 27

This Week in Freethought History (April 21-27)


Read about religion vs. science in “Inherit the Wind,” “In God We Trust” on US coins, Shakespeare and God, churches vs. libraries, godless DNA described, H.C. Bastian, General Grant vs. theocracy, Mary Wollstonecraft vs. sexism and more …

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Apr 26

April 26: Henry Charlton Bastian (1837)

It was on this date, April 26, 1837, that English physiologist and neurologist Henry Charlton Bastian was born in Truro, Cornwall. He graduated with an M.B. from the University of London in 1861. Bastian married in 1866 and eventually produced three sons and a daughter. He was professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine …

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