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May 04

May 4: Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

Huxley invented the term agnostic to describe his view that the mind cannot reach realities beyond the senses. He disdained Christian doctrines.

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Sep 10

September 10: Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould (1941) It was on this date, September 10, 1941, that “One of the most influential evolutionary biologists of the 20th century and perhaps the best known since Charles Darwin”[1] – Stephen Jay Gould – was born. He grew up in New York City, graduated from Antioch College and in 1967 earned his …

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Aug 01

August 1: Marquis de Lamarck

Marquis de Lamarck

Marquis de Lamarck (1744) It was on this date, August 1, 1744, that French botanist, zoologist, and natural philosopher Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck was born in Picardy. The Marquis de Lamarck studied for a time at a Jesuit college, but abandoned that institution when he became a Deist and, after some …

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