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.