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Lincoln and Darwin: Two World Views

Lincoln and Darwin: Two World Views

In the Public Square: February 12, 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln whose views of life were diametrically opposite to one another. Listen in as Dr. Fuzale Rana of Reasons to Believe and ITPS's David Llewellyn discuss these two men and two world views they personify. Dr. Rana will discuss the science that Darwin did not understand, and David will illuminate the ideas of the great Emancipator-Abraham Lincoln. We will explore the metaphysics of evolution and materials and compare it to the ideas of Lincoln. Can we properly assert that human beings have a nature, if our natures evolve and are beholden to change over time? Lincoln asserted that humanness is fixed and absolute. Darwin, on the other hand, believed and advocated that nature and man are neither fixed nor absolute in meaning or nature over time and evolution. Only one of these views can be true. Which is it?

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