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The supposed inate ability of the human mind to realise the basic principles of ethics and morals

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This day in history


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Ill.


Joshua Slocum became the first person to successfully circumnavigate the earth alone when he landed his sloop Spray in Newport, R.I., a 46,000-mile trip.

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Today's Birthday

Emma Goldman (1869)
Emma Goldman (1869)

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Quote of the day

The test of a given phrase would be: Is it worthy to be immortal? To "make a beeline" for something. That's worthy of being immort al and is immortal in English idiom. "I guess I'll split" is not going to be immortal and is excludable, therefore excluded.

Robert Fitzgerald translation

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