2291Happy Darwin Day
- Feb 12, 2009"Hundreds of groups across the United States and the globe will
celebrate the date as "Darwin Day" in honor of the discoveries and
life of the man who famously described biological evolution via
Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity
held on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born
on in 1809. Specifically, it celebrates the discoveries and life of
Charles Darwin the man who first described biological evolution
via natural selection with scientific rigor. 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.
"Darwin Day promotes understanding of evolution and the scientific
method," said Matt Cherry, executive director of the Institute for
Humanist Studies. "This celebration expresses gratitude for the
enormous benefit that scientific knowledge has contributed to the
advancement of humanity.""
"Evolution is 'true' not because the experts say it is, nor because
some world view demands it, but because the evidence overwhelmingly
supports it." Steve Pinker, Harvard University
"Evolution is the foundation of modern biology," Carl Zimmer.
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