Happy Darwin Day

It’s the good man’s 202nd birthday.

It’s also Lincoln’s 202nd birthday. And he is an important and impressive figure. But not as important or as impressive as Darwin. Not by a long-shot.

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6 comments on “Happy Darwin Day

  1. “I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother, and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.”
    — Charles Darwin, Autobiography

  2. I have a hard time seeing how terrible the world would be without our knowing about evolution, as important to everyday life as I’m sure it is.

    I have a far easier time seeing how much worse off we would be if the civil war had not been fought or had been lost.

    So I have to disagree with your last line.

  3. The understanding of evolution is more important than the ending of slavery in one of its largest users?

    I fail to see the relationship regarding religion with this one, it seems to be a reflex with you.

  4. Genesis 2:21-22, “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. “

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