12 February, 2013 is the 204th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin the British naturalist who helped revolutionize the way we understand biology today. There is no question that evolution by means of natural selection has, is and will continue to occur. Those who deny truth need to visit any number of scientific sources which can easily explain evolution and natural selection (they are two different concepts). If you’re one of those who simply refuses to accept evolution as a natural phenomena, regardless of the overwhelming evidence in support of it, then I politely invite you to no longer educate the youth of this nation and/or leave congress.
Hear Representative Rush Holt (New Jersey) speaking today before US Congress in an effort gain recognition for this day. I for one, support this effort wholeheartedly.
“Transcript: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the birth of Charles Darwin.
Only rarely in human history has someone shown a fundamentally new way of thinking about the world, an insight so revolutionary that it has made possible further creative and explanatory thinking.
In my previous field of physics, we have Galileo and Newton and Einstein. In biology, at the top of any list would be Charles Darwin.
Without his insights – without his recognition that natural selection enables ever-increasing complexity and functionality and enables the development of ever-more wonderful forms of life – our modern understandings of biology, ecology, genetics, and medicine would be impossible, and our comprehension of the world around us would be vastly poorer.
I’ve introduced a resolution to honor February 12th as a ceremonial Darwin Day to recognize the importance of scientific thinking in our lives and to honor one of humankind’s greatest thinkers.”