Ten-score and nought years ago…

It just occurred to me that President Obama might well choose to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of his predecessor Abraham Lincoln with some sort of speech or press release.

Wouldn't it be rather nice if he took the opportunity to observe that Lincoln was born on exactly the same day as Charles Darwin, and to go on to give a ringing presidential endorsement of the Theory of Evolution by means of Natural Selection? Just a fantasy, maybe. But it would be rather nice.

Do it for science, Mr President. I dare you!

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