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2291Happy Darwin Day

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  • Heinz Schmitz
    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
      natural selection.

      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.

      -Heinz
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