Monthly Archives: September 2013

This Week in Freethought History (September 15-21)

Read about President William Howard Taft, Grand Inquisitor Torquemada, French philosopher Marquis de Condorcet, scientist Steven Pinker, the execution of Giles Corey, muckraking author Upton Sinclair, novelist and social reform writer H. G. Wells and more …

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This Week in Freethought History (September 8-14)

Read about Skeptic Society founder Michael Shermer, French statesman Cardinal Richelieu, evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould, Cosmonaut Gherman S. Titov, Bard of Baltimore H. L. Mencken, Roger Williams and freedom of conscience, feminist Margaret Sanger and more …

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September 11: Gherman S. Titov (1935)

It was on this date, September 11, 1935, that Soviet Cosmonaut Gherman S. Titov (Герман С. Титов), was born in the Altai Republic, southern USSR. He studied at the Stalingrad Military Aviation School and, after graduating as an air force

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September 8: Michael Shermer (1954)

It was on this date, September 8, 1954, that American science writer and science historian Michael Shermer was born Michael Brant Shermer in Glendale, California. Shermer earned a B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, an M.A. in experimental psychology from

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This Week in Freethought History (September 1-7)

Read about Alan M. Dershowitz, the Great Fire of London, philosopher John McTaggart, African-American poet Richard Wright, the Reign of Terror and the churches, biblical critic Bruno Bauer, Queen Elizabeth I and more …

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September 6: Bruno Bauer (1809)

It was on this date, September 6, 1809, that German philosopher, historian and Biblical critic Bruno Bauer was born at Eisenberg in Saxe-Altenburg. Bauer studied in Berlin and came under the influence of Georg W. F. Hegel (1770-1831). He began

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September 3: John McTaggart (1866)

It was on this date, September 3, 1866, that British idealist metaphysician John McTaggart was born John McTaggart Ellis in London. The family dropped the name Ellis, so he attended Clifton College, Bristol, and Trinity College, Cambridge, as John McTaggart,

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