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October 2, 2011
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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June 28, 2011
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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June 26, 2011
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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Albert Camus (1913) It was on this date, November 7, 1913, that French existentialist philosopher Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, Algeria. Camus studied philosophy with the idea of teaching it, but also discovered theater and journalism, working at those endeavors full time by 1938. In World War Two (1941) he joined the French Resistance […]



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