Darwin Day 2012 in Portland

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin’s theory of evolution via natural selection revolutionized biological science and gave us a greater understanding of the origins of life.

Darwin Day is celebrated around the world on February 12th, the anniversary of the day Darwin was born in 1809.

The Darwin Day website explains what the celebration is about:

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.

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