"I also particularly like [Freud] because he was an atheist, and I grew tired of religion some time not long after birth. ... I don't believe something I can have absolutely no evidence of for millenniums."
Denis Diderot (1713) On this date, October 5, 1713, the most famous French Encyclopedist, Denis Diderot, was born in Langres. Educated by the Jesuits (1728-1732), he took the opportunity to read everything that came his way, and then escaped before they could ordain him. Diderot gradually lost his faith between his Essay on Merit and […]