A discussion with Adam Seagrave, Kinder Institute Associate Professor of Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri about Darwin and the Declaration. Seagrave argues that Darwin’s view of nature undermines the claims in the Declaration about human equality and natural rights. In making this argument, Seagrave notes the difference between the common sense and the scientific understanding of the world and defends the common sense view.

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Peoria is remembered for the speech Abraham Lincoln gave there in 1854. This act of statesmanship began the greatest struggle in American history to bring wisdom together with consent—the struggle for a new birth of freedom in a land devoted to freedom but shackled to slavery. The Peoria Project sponsors and cultivates the continuing search for the wisdom that deserves consent.

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