Day By Day

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Charles [Darwin that is]

On this day in 1809 Charles Darwin was born. Darwin was one of the most important intellectual figures in history and it is altogether appropriate to celebrate his birth. It is unfortunate, however, that secularist ideologues should have decided to turn the celebration into an opportunity to bash their religous antagonists. They have designated today "Darwin Day" and many people around the world are celebrating Darwin's birth with feasting and toasting -- not unlike the celebrations that attend religious holidays [here] and [here]. Ironic, isn't it?

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