Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 28: Terry Pratchett (1948)

“There is a rumour going around that I have found God,” says Pratchett. “I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.”

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This Week in Freethought History (April 21-27)

Read about religion vs. science in “Inherit the Wind,” “In God We Trust” on US coins, Shakespeare and God, churches vs. libraries, godless DNA described, H.C. Bastian, General Grant vs. theocracy, Mary Wollstonecraft vs. sexism and more …

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology

April 26: Henry Charlton Bastian (1837)

It was on this date, April 26, 1837, that English physiologist and neurologist Henry Charlton Bastian was born in Truro, Cornwall. He graduated with an M.B. from the University of London in 1861. Bastian married in 1866 and eventually produced

Posted in Medicine, Science

This Week in Freethought History (April 14-20)

Read about the churches and slavery, Leonardo da Vinci, Anatole France, the Dark Ages of Pope Benedict III, the creationist film “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” the Branch Davidian Conflagration, the Columbine Massacre and more …

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This Week in Freethought History (April 7-13)

Read about Francis Xavier, Buddha, musical satirist Tom Lehrer, the ASPCA vs. Christian animal cruelty, the last execution for witchcraft in Germany, Mahavira – the most famous leader of Jainism, Christopher Hitchens and more …

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Cruising with Tacky Art

Arguably a penis is a sex organ and breasts are not. But isn’t it just weird, considering the way the athletes are posed, that their masculinity is missing?

Posted in Rant

This Week in Freethought History (March 31-April 6)

Read about René Descartes, Abraham Maslow, Camille Paglia, early environmentalist John Burroughs, comedian David Cross, philosopher Thomas Hobbes, Mormon church founder Joseph Smith and more …

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