June 29 in freethought history…

thomashuxleyJune 29, 1895 – English biologist Thomas Huxley dies, aged 70. Huxley’s work in comparative anatomy led to his conclusion (widely accepted by scientists today) that birds evolved from dinosaurs. Huxley was an energetic advocate for colleague Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, earning the nickname “Darwin’s Bulldog.” He also coined the term “agnostic.”

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