Lincoln and Darwin shared visions of race, science, and religion by James Lander

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Philosophy,
  • Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Religion,
  • Darwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882 -- Philosophy,
  • Darwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882 -- Religion,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Biography,
  • Naturalists -- Great Britain -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJames Lander.
GenreBiography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE457.2 .L226 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23980455M
ISBN 100809329905, 0809385864
ISBN 109780809329908, 9780809385867
LC Control Number2009041678

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Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man’s place in the world.

Here Gopnik reveals these two men as they really were: family men and social climbers, ambitious manipulators and courageous adventurers, grieving parents and brilliant by: 5. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man’s place in the world.

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Lincoln vs. Darwin (Part 1 of 4) Next month we celebrate an odd double anniversary—the th anniversaries of the births of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. By the time Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were dead—the American murdered by a pro-slavery terrorist inthe Englishman after a long illness in —the shape of history had changed, and.

Lincoln and Darwin: Two Men Who Shaped the World by Robert L. Henn. Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, although worlds apart, were both born on Febru Who can believe that two men who share the same birthdate, yet never met each other, could be so similar in so many ways. Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life.

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What a great time to spark a little historical curiosity in your kids. Find out more in the WeE-book™. In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Long before the final. Angels and Ages is a dual biography of two men born on the same February day in Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.

Although born in very different circumstance, one in comfort and the other in dire poverty, both became major world changers and shifters.

Lincoln and Darwin were both revolutionaries, in the sense that both men upended realities that prevailed when they were born. This study of certain mutual interests of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin shows that they had surprisingly similar values, purposes, and approaches.

Although not a “dual biography,” this work traces the oddly parallel development of Lincoln’s and Darwin’s views on man and God, highlighting Darwin’s passion for the antislavery movement and Lincoln’s fascination with science and by: 2.

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Had they not shared the same birth date, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin would still merit comparative study as twin giants of modern thought. Both thrust upon mankind a new understanding of itself.

That, at least, is the contention of Adam Gopnik in Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life. Darwin arising from the way his theories have been distorted in order to hijack them into the service of political agendas that would have been alien to him.

In the moving final pages of his book, Gopnik asks us to consider no less a subject than how the ideas to which Darwin and Lincoln gave such eloquent voice have shaped our notion of what it.

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This book will undoubtedly, and properly, be read as the latest word on the role of manhood in the internal dynamics of the Union army. In some ways, however, the book seems to fall between two.

Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on Febru Among President Lincoln’s famous achievements, of course, was the abolition of slavery in several states during the Civil War. At this same time, Darwin’s famous book On the Origin of. Februwill mark the th anniversary of the birth of two of the most extraordinary and influential men in recent history — Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.

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The Evolution of Darwin and Lincoln. Four score and years ago, two revolutionary thinkers were born on the same day, a world apart. The Daily Beast talked to. Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life By Adam Gopnik pages; Knopf.

The Gist: Much has been made in recent weeks of the shared birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, two juggernauts not only of. Robert Henn is married and the father of three adult children. He enjoys nature photography and Civil War stories.

He is also the author of Wildflowers of Ohio. His career-long interest and fascination with the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin prompted him to write Lincoln and Darwin: Two Men Who Shaped the s: 1.

Lincoln worked wonders with his one country, but Darwin allowed us to make sense of all of life on Earth (and presumably any other planet). Mark, Sarah, and commenters. The far-from-obvious parallels between Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin are teased out in this fine book, says Robin McKie Robin McKie Sat 8 May EDT First published on Sat 8 May   Obscure as the connection may seem at first, Lincoln and Darwin were both born on Februa date whose bicentennial is hardly more than a half a year away.

This explains not only the Newsweek article, but also one recent and one upcoming book that examine the two men. The following year, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States, and in that very year Harvard botanist Asa Gray wrote the first review of Darwin’s book to appear in the.

Darwin published his epochal book, “On the Origin of Species,” in The following year, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States, and in that very year Harvard botanist Asa Gray wrote the first review of Darwin’s book to appear in the United States.

Herndon, an advocate of Darwin 's, said Lincoln thought the works of authors like Darwin and Spencer "entirely too heavy for an ordinary mind to digest" but he read and was "interested greatly" in a book expounding on these ideas, " Vestiges of Creation ", and he was "deeply impressed with the notion of the so-called 'universal law' — evolution and he became a warm advocate of the new doctrine.".

The following year, Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States, and in that very year Harvard University botanist Asa Gray wrote the first review of Darwin's book to appear in the.

Rebel Giants, David Contosta’s latest book, offers a timely examination of the lives of two men who transformed their world—and ours—in ways that are difficult to summarize adequately in a few hundred but ambitious characters, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln precipitated scientific and political revolutions whose ultimate successes neither of them had been able to.

This book nicely illuminates two pivotal 19C figures, characterizing Lincoln as pragmatic and plain-spoken, Darwin, the ultimate keen observer. Considering the North's industrialization and disapproval of the South's selling cotton to England, and, above all, the slavery issue, the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation probably would have Reviews: Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution.

Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of. UPDATE: “Wikipedia Invents Mythical Account of Lincoln and Darwin.” Abraham Lincoln shares a birthday with Charles Darwin — in fact, they were born on the same day, Febru Of late, die-hard supporters of Darwin’s theory have been trying to supplant Lincoln with Darwin.American Minute with Bill Federer: Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day, FEBRUbut their lives had opposite effects.

Lincoln is best known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and freeing millions of slaves, claiming all men are created equal, as he stated in his Gettysburg Address, Novem “Fourscore and seven [ ].: Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life () by Gopnik, Adam and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.

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