Sunday, February 12, 2006

Happy birthday

Today is the birthday of two great men, men born on the same day, both of whom have helped lead humankind out of oppression and ignorance. It was 1809, and who could have predicted the revolutionary changes to be wrought by the work of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin?

And yet now, the party of Lincoln owes its power in Washington to its embrace of racism and the cause of slavery in the South, and the modern allies of that party are doing all they can to wipe out the modern advances brought about by Charles Darwin.

On this historic birthday, we should reflect on what we can do to defend and advance the work of both Lincoln and Darwin.


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