December 3 in freethought history…

December 3, 1893 – Irish physicist and science popularizer John Tyndall dies in Haslemere, England, aged 73. He vigorously promoted the separation of science and religion, in direct contradiction to contemporary Roman Catholic teaching. In response to the observation that, in his time, there were few Irish scientists of note, he responded that this “is the complaint of free and cultivated minds wherever a Priesthood exercises dominant power.”

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