Monday, February 12

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin

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You can do no better to celebrate the old man's birthday than by signing the First Freedom First petition, if you have not done so already. As their website points out:

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and its allies won an important federal court ruling against 'intelligent design' creationism in Dover, Pa., public schools in 2005 - but the challenges continue. And as we all know, the courts alone cannot be counted on to defend our rights. That's where First Freedom First and public activism come in.

The first "Darwin Day" celebration was organized by a humanist group in Palo Alto, CA, in 1995. Darwin Day activities now take place at colleges and universities, schools, libraries, and museums all over the country. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to not only celebrate Darwin's birthday, but to engage in public outreach and discussion about science, evolution, and the importance of evolution education.

The Interfaith Alliance and other religious groups have worked to dispel the notion that people must choose between religion and modern science. More than 500 churches are organizing Darwin Day events this year. Evolution Sunday was celebrated in churches all across the country.

2 comments:

  1. I may be too lame to celebrate Chuck's b-day, but I can at least give this post a shout-out (and the petition, too).

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  2. Good catch. I like this idea!

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