Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Darwin Day!

February 12, 1809 was a pretty good day for humanity. Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on that day, Lincoln in Kentucky, Darwin in Shrewsbury, England. I'm a big fan of both of these guys. In the U.S., Lincoln's birthday is now celebrated along with Washington's birthday on President's Day (or maybe not). While it may not be widely celebrated in the United States (where only 39% of people "believe in" evolution, more than in Turkey), today is Darwin Day, "an international celebration of science and humanity." So happy birthday, Charlie Darwin. I'm going to wear my "gradual change" t-shirt in your honor (picture above).

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