"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Friday, April 21, 2017
What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal.
What makes America great? Freedom. That's why many people from other countries want to live here and it's why almost nobody wants to leave. Abraham Lincoln made freedom possible for everyone. It was his greatest accomplishment.
The "In God We Trust" thing will always be on our coins and our cash but if it is changed some day I suggest "In Freedom We Trust". This has the advantage of not being controversial. All Americans want freedom but not all Americans believe in a deity.