Oddly enough, on this day in 1809, two people were born on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean who would come to shape their century. One, of course, was our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln.
Celebrating Darwin Day is nothing new; scientists were celebrating him by 1909. This year, of course, is a Big Round Number year, so there are more things going on than usual. Have a very happy Darwin Day!
For your reading pleasure:
- The Origin of Species, available through Google Books.
- The Descent of Man, same
- Newsweek article about Darwin and Lincoln
- Smithsonian Magazine article about Darwin and Lincoln, and the table of contents for the February 2009 with them on the cover!