International Darwin Day

Darwin - John G Murdoch Portrait restoredAlthough we typically observe February 12 in honor of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most popular and beloved presidents in U.S. history, Honest Abe shares a birthday with the man who changed how we think about the natural world when he introduced his theory of evolution in his controversial book, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection”: Charles Darwin.

What is International Darwin Day?

International Darwin Day doesn’t just celebrate the life, discoveries and work of Charles Darwin. Darwin Day is a day to celebrate science and humanity as a whole, along with the human curiosity and knowledge that have contributed – and continue to contribute – to advancements in both science and humanity.

When is International Darwin Day?

Darwin Day falls on February 12 of each year but may be celebrated on or around the 12th.

How do people celebrate International Darwin Day?

There are a variety of ways to celebrate Darwin Day, whether you throw a birthday dinner party in honor of Darwin, read “On the Origin of Species” or participate in a science fair. Visit the International Darwin Day Foundation website’s event page to register and event or find an event in your hometown.

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One Response to “International Darwin Day”

  1. Rusty Shackelford 16. Feb, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    “Either you stick to conventional theory despite the rather poor fit of the fossils, or you focus on the [data] and say that [evolution through large leaps] looks like a reasonable model of the evolutionary process—in which case you must embrace a set of rather dubious biological propositions”

    Large jumps are anathema to good Darwinists because they look too much like miracles. You just can’t have, say, reptiles giving birth to birds.

    Darwins theory has too many holes for someone to give him a calendar day. 2nd worse holiday, with a close second being Columbus day.

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