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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
11-09-2015, 04:51 AM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
I think one of Darwin's cousins or some relation (last name Darwin) was living in the States and did serve in some capacity in the Federal army? Seems there were some letters back and forth and hoping for a Federal victory. And I think Karl Marx had written to both Lincoln and Darwin. I believe Marx wanted to dedicate one of his books, probably Das Kapital, to Charles Darwin who declined the offer as I recollect. Chambers popular VESTIGES went through maybe dozen revised editions and sold much better among the masses than Darwin's ORIGIN. Darwin's friends despised Vestiges of Creation because it was highly unscientific and in some ways almost cartoonish. I think it had man evolving upward from a frog? Why would anyone bother to 'revise' an Enquirer sort of book and 'make corrections', I never understood. If it's selling well, just reprint more. I can't see Abraham Lincoln poring over ORIGIN and long passages about variation under domestication, pigeon breeding, primroses, etc.
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