"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."
Alfred Nobel (1833) It was on this date, October 21, 1833, that Swedish chemist Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born in Stockholm. It is one of the ironies of his life that a man who made his fortune in the invention and manufacture of weapons of war – dynamite and other nitroglycerine derivatives – bequeathed among […]