Gary North on the unfortunate legacies of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln:
Two hundred years ago today, the sun rose over the English village of Shrewsbury. Susannah Darwin was about to give birth to her fifth child, Charles. Her husband Robert was a financier. Her father was a Wedgewood, of pottery fame. Times were not tough in the Darwin household.
The sun moved over the Atlantic, heading for Hardin County, Kentucky. Later in the day – the Darwins' day, anyway – it passed over the log cabin of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, whose son Abraham had just been born. Times were always tough in the Lincoln household.
All in all, it was a memorable day, if not for the sun, then for the rest of us.
Read the rest, and also see Tom DiLorenzo's A 'Lincoln Scholar' Comes Clean and Bill Sardi's On Charles Darwin’s 200th Birthday, It’s A Battle of World Views, as well as Fred Reed's take on evolution.