University of Pa. Museum Holding ''Darwin Day''
by lutton, Thu Feb 09, 2006 at 06:20:59 AM EST
(cross posted at Lutton Square)
Interesting; a celebration of Darwin's 197th birthday.
A concerted effort timed around the 200th anniversary of his birth would be wise: reintroduce the profound lessons of Darwin's expeditions, and a chance to refute the misinformation campaign of the ID people.
It's three years away; we've got time to work with organizations like this now, to prepare to spotlight on the facts and legitimacy of Darwin and evolution. There is no reason to be caught with our pants down three years from now if the right-wing zealots come out swinging with all their ID / anti-Darwin crapola.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum is holding a "Darwin Day" birthday celebration on Sunday.
On Sunday, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, the University of Pennsylvania Museum is holding its first ever Darwin Day celebration, a free evolution teach-in, held in honor of the 197th birthday of Charles Robert Darwin, the father of modern evolutionary theory.
Michael Weisberg is Penn's Evolution Project Chair:
"Many, many people haven't read Darwin's words, but I think also there's just a lot of misinformation about what Darwin said, or what the modern theory of evolution itself says. Giving people a chance to read Darwin's words, I hope, will make them interested enough to, maybe, look further into Darwin or look further into a modern treatment of these issues."
There'll be short talks and discussions and even the opportunity to play some badminton, said to be a favorite game of Darwin's.
visit The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology website for full details...