I learnt something I feel like I should already have known today, namely that Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day –12 February 1809.
To celebrate, US magazine Newsweek has got in there six months early with a Charles and Abe cover story - "Who was more important: Lincoln or Darwin?". OK, so it's a spurious premise and one that irritates atheist blogger PZ Myers ("Of course, this being our brain-dead media, it can't actually discuss them as independent people who made their own unique contributions to the world, it has to turn it into a horse race ... It's a glib and superficial bit of tripe"), but does this really matter? I've been reading it during my breaks today, and it's actually quite an enjoyable article. If you want to take in their individual "unique contributions", pick up a book on one or the other (there's thousands to choose from).
Have a read yourself and see who they decide was better. Yes it's a bit ridiculous, but no harm done.