Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy 198th Birthday

On this day in 1809, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born. Each one had an incalculable effect on the shape of Western Civilization in the Twentieth Century. Each one was adored and despised in their own lifetime and after. Both have been the subject of ridiculous myth-making since they died. The legacy of both is being targeted by reactionary Republicans in the US and their allies in other countries. Today is the day to stand up for their legacies and say, "Thanks guys; we appreciate it."

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