Friday, February 12, 2016

Darwin Day

Image courtesy Alex Smith, showing the
UoG Cannon Old Jeremiah today
For those of you who might not know by now, Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. It became a global celebration of science and reason with a multitude of events around the world. Today we are celebrating Darwin's 217th birthday but also intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity,hunger for truth (International Darwin Day Foundation).

For those of you who have an hour to spare here is a very good BBC documentary about Charles Darwin. It was produced to mark the bicentenary of Darwin's birth back in 2009 and is presented by the great David Attenborough (yes, I am a great admirer):

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin.

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