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2011-02-26
February 26: Victor Hugo

To a census-taker, who asked him in 1872 if he was a Catholic, Hugo replied, "No. A Freethinker." Hugo predicted that Christianity would soon disappear, but men would still believe in God.

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2011-01-13
January 13: Ernestine Rose

Six weeks before her death, Rose gave a copy of a speech, "In Defense of Atheism," to the London Freethinker. An Atheist to the last, Rose said there was nothing in it to alter.

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2010-11-18
Jeremy's Opinionated Introduction to Freethought

What exactly is Freethought? The question has been tossed around a bit for at least the last two centuries most passionately in my opinion. If a Christian believes in "free will" does that make him or her a Freethinker? If someone utilizes, lets say, the scientific method? Or the "Baloney Test" (as Carl Sagan frankly described […]

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July 12: William Osler

William Osler (1849) It was on this date, July 12, 1849, the Anglo-American physician William Osler was born in Bond Head, Canada West (now Ontario). He took his MD in 1872 and taught medicine from 1874-1884. In 1889 he became the first professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University and was one of the four […]



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