It is now less than a month before Darwin Day celebrations begin. Since 2009 is the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth and the sesquicentennial of the publication of On the Origin of Species, it promises to be a particularly good time. Colleges and universities, schools, libraries, museums, churches, civic groups all around the world, are preparing to celebrate Darwin Day, on or around February 12, in honor of the life and work of Charles Darwin. There are several such events taking place in Florida and I would encourage every one who stands up for real science to attend or participate in a local event that is close to you . One event in Ft Lauderdale, has a raffle for a trip for two people to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador valued at $6000:00.
Remember, in Darwin Day we are able to recognize the religious and cultural diversity among us,while we can celebrate our common humanity and the universal understanding in science we all share.