This coincidence of the constellations got me thinking, who of these three men changed history most? Who influenced our daily thinking most? Our culture? Who has had the most direct effect on my own life?
Without Mendelssohn, do we see a revival of the music of J.S. Bach, or does that beloved composer fall into obscurity? Without Darwin, do we forfeit all the scientific progress that his theories helped generate? Without Lincoln, is the United States two countries, and does slavery continue in one of them? Or does someone else come along and do the same thing?
The answer, of course, is that all of three of these men have had a profound effect on the world.
So in your opinion: Which of these men's singular contributions would be most missed by the world, had he not lived? Please vote, and then explain below.
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