Happy 201st for Charles Darwin (and Abe Lincoln)

Michael Giberson

It’s the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, which means it is Darwin Day!

Darwin Day is a recently instituted celebration intended to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwinon February 12, 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. Some may believe that Darwin Day also commemorates the passing of those who earned the Darwin Award.

It is also the 201st anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, but Abe was a politician, and more recent politicians have deemed it reasonable to officially recognize him and other presidents with a federal holiday later in the month. No more need be said here today.

So celebrate by testing a hypothesis, doing an experiment, or collecting some careful observations. In other words: Go do some science!

And cake. Have some cake, too.


One thought on “Happy 201st for Charles Darwin (and Abe Lincoln)

  1. Lincoln came from humble beginnings and actually accomplished things that helped the freedom of humanity as a whole. Darwin unknowingly (or perhaps knowingly) created another religion that divides the world even more.

    Abraham Lincoln is much more deserving of getting a happy birthday imo.

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