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Reason, Freethought, Progress (??)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael R Mar 16, 2013. 3 Replies

"Four hundred years of Freethought—from 1492 to 1892—present the most alluring and brilliant pages of human history. Only those who stand at the end of these crowded centuries can realize the…Continue

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Michael R replied to Dan Allosso's discussion Reason, Freethought, Progress (??)
"History is the interplay between more variables than just reason and science. There are also matters of the heart, and the rise and fall of different groups/civilisations. If you want lasting progress you need (a) reason and science, (b) caring…"
Mar 16, 2013
Dan Allosso replied to Dan Allosso's discussion Reason, Freethought, Progress (??)
"Thanks, Loren.  I think you're right.  I wonder if it would be helpful, to really trace the Civil War currency thing.  Lincoln famously observed in his 2nd inaugural address, that both North and South believed they had god on…"
Mar 15, 2013
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"This is just an offhand guess by someone who isn't even that much of a historian, but my take is that religion reacted to what had been done to it - being written OUT of government.  It was in fits and starts, certainly, and has become…"
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"But aren't we talking about whether or not to change perfectly straightforward language, in order to address an objection that isn't sincere in the first place?  People who attack reason with "it's only a theory" know…"
Mar 14, 2013
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Reason, Freethought, Progress (??)

"Four hundred years of Freethought—from 1492 to 1892—present the most alluring and brilliant pages of human history. Only those who stand at the end of these crowded centuries can realize the advancing greatness of humanity...Through darkness and struggle; through bloody war; through torture and terror; through superstition, ignorance, and tyranny, Freethought has steadily pushed onward, with true Promethean fire, with the torch of reason, with undaunted face, with unreceding step, until now it…See More
Mar 14, 2013
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New Freethought Biography: An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of His Philosophy

An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of His Philosophy is the story of a freethinker. Charles Knowlton called himself a “free enquirer”—his enemies called him an “Infidel.” Knowlton was also a “Body-Snatcher.” As a medical student, Charles Knowlton stole corpses to dissect. Charles was caught and convicted, and…See More
Mar 14, 2013
Dan Allosso commented on A Former Member's page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors in the group Nexus Book Club
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"I'm a member and I've just published the first-ever biography of the freethinker who wrote America's first birth control book (and was jailed for it.)  An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of His Philosophy has received…"
Mar 14, 2013
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New Freethought Biography: An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of His Philosophy

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of His Philosophy is the story of a freethinker. Charles Knowlton called himself a “free enquirer”—his enemies called him an “Infidel.” Knowlton was also a “Body-Snatcher.” As a medical student, Charles Knowlton stole corpses to dissect. Charles was caught and…

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At 12:54pm on March 7, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Dan 
Good to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3800 members.
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At 9:08pm on March 6, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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