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2011-10-02
October 2: Edward Burnett Tylor

Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1832) It was on this date, October 2, 1832, that British anthropologist Sir Edward Burnett Tylor, regarded as the father of cultural anthropology, was born in London, the son of a Quaker. Tylor's 1865 Researches into the Early History of Mankind first proposed that Animism is the basis for all religious […]

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2011-06-28
June 28: Paul Broca (1824)

Broca has been described as a Christian, but he must have practiced it lightly, because he founded a society for free-thinkers in 1848.

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2011-06-26
June 26: Adolf Bastian (1826)

"We no longer fear when a mighty foe [science] shakes our protector [God] from his heaven, to sink with him into an abyss of annihilation."

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October 13: Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce (1925) It was on this date, October 13, 1925, that American comedian Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider on Long Island, New York. As the name might suggest, Bruce grew up a tough Jewish kid who expressed his ethnicity with humor. "You and I know what a Jew is," he said. "One […]



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