I thought there was nothing new we could learn about Abraham Lincoln, but I see I was quite mistaken after reading Sidney Blumenthal’s article, “Abraham Lincoln, Tech Entrepreneur”.
In the current oppressive anti-science climate it is important to look back at our history and see how integral scientific thinking was to our founding and development. Not only were our Founding Fathers scientists, such as Jefferson and Franklin who with others founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743, but it turns out that President Abraham Lincoln could also lay claim to a scientific mind. Blumenthal’s article describes in detail how Lincoln employed science to advance the development of our country. You should read the entire article, but I am including some highlights.