Lincoln or Darwin: Who was more important?

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#1
After reading my subscription mag of last week, I just found out that Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born in the same year, on the same day: Feb. 12, 1809.


We all know that both of them were near-mythic figures in the 19th century. As their shared bicentennial approaches, some authors are trying to compare the two.

If you were to choose one of them, who would think has had more accomplishments/impact on society today?
 

Yawny

Registered Member
#2
After reading my subscription mag of last week, I just found out that Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born in the same year, on the same day: Feb. 12, 1809.


We all know that both of them were near-mythic figures in the 19th century. As their shared bicentennial approaches, some authors are trying to compare the two.

If you were to choose one of them, who would think has had more accomplishments/impact on society today?
For me, it is clear that Darwin has made a much bigger impact on society as a whole today with his theories on natural selection and evolutionary theory. That is not to demerit Abraham Lincoln's accomplishments, it is merely an observation based on how intrinsically linked Charles Darwin is to the natural sciences, philosophy, religion, society and the way we perceive the animal kingdom and all of its intricate complexities. In fact, it has changed the way we perceive nearly everything.
 

Merc

Certified Shitlord
V.I.P.
#5
micfranklin took my answer. Honest Abe had plenty of impact here, but Darwin is still causing a stir in the world and he's been dead for years.
 

Iris

rainbow 11!
#6
Darwin, he had a much bigger impact and is still having one.