Harriet MartineauIn existographies, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) (IQ:160|#506) (Cattell 1000:892) (Scott 50:22) (FA:99) was a British sociologist noted for []

In 1846, Martineau travelling around America to study the great religions, thereafter concluding:

“There is no theory of a god (see: god theory; theory of god), of an author of nature, of an origin of the universe, which is not utterly repugnant to my faculties.”
— Harriet Martineau (c.1846) [1]

Soon thereafter, Martineau began to call for a children's book for the "secular order of parents" (see: children’s atheism bible).

She publicly declared her atheism with the publication of her The Atkinson Letters (Ѻ); thereafter embracing atheism, as a philosophy. (Ѻ)

In 1851, Martineau translated a six-volume work Auguste Comte into two, to his approval, to tremendous success. [1]

Martineau was an associate of George Holyoake.

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Martineau:

“There is no god, and Harriet Martineau is her prophet.”
— Douglass Jerrold (c.1852), see also: Paul Dirac and The Strangest Man (pg. 456)

Martineau was born to be a destroyer of slavery in whatever form, in whatever place.”
Florence Nightingale (c.1890) [1]

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Martineau:

“All new sciences are for some time engrossed by the learned. It is certain, however, that sciences are only valuable in as far as they involve the interests of mankind at large, and that nothing can prevent their sooner or later influencing general happiness. This is true with respect to the knowledge of the stars; to that of the formation and changes in the structure of the globe; to that of chemical elements and their combinations; and, above all, to that of the social condition of men.”
— Harriet Martineau (1832) (Ѻ)

“It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature.”
— Harriet Martineau (1855) (Ѻ)

“They can never be quite secure from the danger that their air-built castle shall dissolve at the last moment. I used to think and feel all this before I became emancipated from the superstition. But now the release is an inexpressible comfort; and the simplifying of the whole matter has a most tranquilizing effect. I see that the dying … desire and sink into death as into sleep. Under the eternal laws of the universe, I came into being, and, under them, I have lived a life so full that it’s fullness is equivalent to length.”
— Harriet Martineau (1855), Autobiography (written after being diagnosed with fatal heart disease; she continued being reacting, however, for another 21-years) [1]

1. Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pgs. 383-84; Comte, pg. 412). HarperOne.

Further reading
● Cox, Catharine. (1926). Genetic Studies of Genius. Volume II. The Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses (GB) (Arc) (pdf) (§: Harriet Martineau, pg. 728-). Stanford University Press.

External links
Harriet Martineau – Wikipedia.

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