Monday, February 12, 2007

Fun Facts

Thanks to Garrison Keillor and The Writer's Almanac, this morning I learned that Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin share a birthday -- the same day and year. Two men with lasting and controversial legacies, I think this makes for an interesting little coincidence for a Monday morning.

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having
been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
-- Charles Darwin, Origin of Species


Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." -- Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address

2 Comments:

At 2/12/2007 1:41 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

So you heard Writer's Almanac (6:50 am) and I heard Marketplace Morning Report (7:50 am). C'est la vie.

 
At 2/12/2007 7:57 PM, Blogger Jason said...

That's why I miss WETA. You could get both before 7am. FYI - Pete Yorn at the 9:30 Club next month.

 

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