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January 29 in freethought history…

January 29, 1860 - Russian physician and playwright Anton Chekhov is born in Taganrog, Russian Empire. He is largely attributed with originating the concept of “Chekhov’s Gun”; i.e. that every element in a dramatic work should be essential to the story. (“If … Continue reading

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September 2 in freethought history…

September 2, 1956 – Physiologist Anton Julius Carlson dies, aged 81. Born in Sweden in 1875, Carlson emigrated to the United States in 1891, eventually earning a doctorate in physiology from Stanford. He served as president of the American Physiological … Continue reading

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