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Admittedly, Jefferson was more of a deist than an all-out atheist. However, Darwin's majestic theory of evolution by natural selection would sadly not be published in his lifetime. Considering Jefferson's brilliant scientific mind, being aware of and understanding that theory may have pushed him strongly into atheist territory.

Meaning that he is unlikely to have become a full-blown atheist until his afterlife.

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:46:18 UTC | #563155