Saturday, February 12, 2011

Darwin Day!

Today, February 12, is Darwin Day!

Check out the official website of Darwin Day.

Darwin Day is celebrated on the day of Darwin's birthday, February 12 (1809) and honors the first man to describe evolution.
Some claim that evolution has not been "proven" because it is called the Theory of Evolution; however, this is a misunderstanding because the term theory in science is a statement that has been proven.
"More generally, Darwin Day expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity." More about Darwin Day

Click here to help make Darwin Day an official holiday!
"The New York Times recently reported that only 28 percent of biology teachers present evidence for evolution as recommended by the National Research Council, while 13 percent “explicitly advocate” creationism. Furthermore, with climate change quickly gaining speed, and anti-environment regulation law-makers denying its impact, a true grasp of science is the strongest defense against global warming." -From the resolution to make Darwin Day official

Mission Statement of the International Darwin Day FoundationThe dual mission of The International Darwin Day Foundation is to promote public education about science and in addition to encourage the celebration of Science and Humanity throughout the global community including the general public, private and public institutions, science professionals, science educators at all levels, libraries, museums, the print and electronic media, and science enthusiasts everywhere. More

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