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April 6 in freethought history…

April 6, 1697 – The first documented use of the term “freethinker” is found in a letter from Irish scientist and political writer William Molyneux to English philosopher John Locke. Molyneux refers to fellow Irishman John Toland as “a candid … Continue reading

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January 4 in freethought history…

January 4, 1643 (December 25, 1642, per the antiquated Julian calendar) – Physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton is born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. Widely considered one of the (if not the) greatest scientists of all time, Newton is celebrated both for … Continue reading

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January 2 in freethought history…

January 2, 1920 – Science fiction legend Isaac Asimov is born in Petrovichi, Russia sometime between October 19, 1919 and January 2, 1920. Although the date of his birth is uncertain, he chose January 2 to celebrate. The incredibly prolific Asimov … Continue reading

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