Happy Birthday, Darwin!

Also, happy birthday to the other great emancipator, Abraham Lincoln, who was born the very same day as Darwin. Here's a nice quote from an article by Steven Conn that compares the two:

"Lincoln insisted on equality as a political fact. Darwin demonstrated it as a biological fact. In their shared commitment to human equality these two Great Emancipators, each in their own realm, helped us to break free from the shackles of the past."


  1. Thanks, Jonathon! I really love that quote and the linked article.