Freethought Almanac

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2011-06-01
June 1: Freethought and Progress

The 1933 World's Fair celebrated a century of progress, but the foundations of that progress were freethinking and religious skepticism.

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2011-01-10
January 10: Thomas Paine Publishes "Common Sense"

Male and female are the distinctions of nature, good and bad the distinctions of heaven; but how a race of men came into the world so exalted above the rest... is worth enquiring into.

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August 31: Hermann von Helmholtz

Hermann von Helmholtz (1821) It was on this date, August 31, 1821, that German physician and physicist Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz was born in Potsdam, Prussia, in what is now Germany. The son of a classics teacher of small means, Hermann was persuaded to set aside his love of natural science in favor of […]



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