Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Darwin Day!

Who knew? Here in the officially EPA-sanctioned Year of Science, the long-dead hero/bogeymen of one of the troubled empire's longest running culture wars is a hot ticket. I've just read Darwin-themed issues of National Geographic and Smithsonian, listened to his great-great-grandson on NPR's Science Friday, and even found a countdown to his birthday.

Darwin Day 2009

Despite Durango's party-town rep, as far as I know our home range is devoid of Darwin Day celebrations (the closest I could find are in Albuquerque and Tucson), but you can search for one, or organize your own.

For a more sober treatment of Darwin's Big Idea, here's a bit of the History of Evolutionary Thought, and last month's Scientific American Magazine, on the "Evolution of Evolution."
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