Darwin and Lincoln: Disastrous Legacies

By Ryan S. Walters

Today marks the 208th birthday for two of history’s most influential people:  Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.  This is a piece I wrote eight years ago:

This week’s edition of Newsweek has a thought-provoking article on Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.  Author6a00d8341c046f53ef010537235ef6970b Malcolm Jones points out an interesting historical fact, that both men were born on the same day, February 12, 1809, and both had an extraordinary impact on history.  This celebratory article is likely to be the opening of the literary floodgates, as we get closer to the 200th anniversary of their birth.

Newsweek ponders this question:  Which of the two mattered the most? [Read more…]