It was on this date, December 16, 1863, that American philosopher George Santayana was born in Madrid, Spain, to freethinking parents who, nonetheless, sent him to Catholic school. Perhaps best known today for his quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” ...
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Originally published December 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.
The astronaut portrays an Enlightenment intellect confronting an “ape” culture of ingrained religion and superstitious beliefs. Free thought (or Freethought) is a crime and heaven help anybody who claims the truth of evolution!