A discussion with Ken Blanchard, Professor of Political Science, Northern State University, about Darwin and Declaration. Blanchard defends the view that the Declaration’s argument about equality and natural rights is compatible with Darwinian natural science. He argues that the claims of both “social Darwinists” and natural rights advocates are based on misunderstandings of Darwin and the development of his ideas by contemporary biologists.

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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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