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Suggestion to Our Readers: Edit Wikipedia and Correct the Lincoln/Darwin Myth

David Klinghoffer

As John West notes today, Wikipedia includes a whopper of a fable that Abraham Lincoln read and warmly endorsed Darwin’s Origin of Species. I’m not in the habit of editing Wikipedia but if any of our readers would care to do so in this case, you are warmly encouraged. It would be interesting to see if correcting the fallacy sticks or whether, as I’ve documented before, another editor comes along near-instantaneously to restore the falsehood. If you do this, please let me know by emailing us here. I’ll then set my stopwatch and see what happens.
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David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.