Shuck and Jive

Friday, February 12, 2010

Trying to Evolve

Today is Darwin Day. What is it?
Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born on in 1809. Specifically, it celebrates the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin -- the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. More generally, Darwin Day expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

The International Darwin Day Foundation website provides resources and publicity for individuals and institutions across the world to celebrate science and humanity every year, on, or near, February 12, Darwin's birthday. In addition to information about the life and legacy of Charles Darwin, this website provides practical examples, advice and templates for organizing and publicizing Darwin Day events. It also provides a directory of events where you can find celebrations taking place near you or register your own event for others to find.
Be sure to check out Thank God For Evolution and The Great Story for resources on how to celebrate this holy day.
  • If your are near our mountain, this weekend would be a good one to take family and friends to the Gray Fossil Site.
  • Or attend an Evolution Sunday service at FPC Elizabethton. We have a great one planned!
  • Be sure to discover your inner fish during our adult forum!
  • We are ecumenical. HVUUC in Gray is celebrating Evolution Sunday too!
Can't celebrate D Day without some tunes. This one is fitting...

1 comment:

  1. Here are some more ideas from Michael Zimmerman, founder of the Clergy Letter Project.