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March 16 in freethought history…

March 16, 1930 - English agnostic and skeptic Edward Clodd dies, aged 89. Though he earned a living as a banker, Clodd was an anthropologist and early proponent of Darwin’s theory of evolution. He was chairman of the Rationalist Press Association … Continue reading

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July 1 in freethought history…

July 1, 1776 – Jean-Francois de la Barre is tortured and beheaded by French authorities in Abbeville, France for (among other things) failing to show proper respect to a Roman Catholic procession. His body was burned on a pyre along with … Continue reading

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