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“I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure”: Clarence Darrow, the Famous Lawyer Who Defended John Scopes in the 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial,” on His Agnosticism

Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) on his agnosticism: I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment, to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure. Source: The Quotable Atheist (Huberman 2007, … Continue reading

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Ecstacy of the Demagogue: Is VP Pick Sarah Palin America’s New William Jennings Bryan?

Like the early 20th century populist William Jennings Bryan, Sarah Palin is also, apparently, a young earth creationist, and her 2008 Republican Convention speech shows that she has an unusual gift for stirring populist emotions.   A quote from William … Continue reading

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