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December 20 in freethought history…

December 20, 1837 – Freethought publisher Charles Chilton Moore is born near Lexington, Kentucky. Moore was a pastor when, as Moore himself told it, he invited a distant cousin to read and discuss with him a selection of books both for … Continue reading

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November 9 in freethought history…

November 9, 1934 – Astrophysicist and science popularizer Carl Sagan is born in New York City. Aside from his peer-reviewed accomplishments as a scientist, he was a prominent speculator about the possibility of extraterrestrial life (he organized the creation of … Continue reading

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September 28 in freethought history…

September 28, 1949 – Albert Einstein writes to a man named Guy H. Raner, Jr. (with whom he briefly corresponded), “I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal god is a childlike one. You may call … Continue reading

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“The Death of Inadequate Myths”

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 Boy, I miss Carl Sagan.  I miss his good humor.  I miss his candor.  I miss his eloquence in explaining complex scientific ideas in a way that children and laymen could understand.  I … Continue reading

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