With ID proponents increasingly and more loudly decrying Darwin as the reason the Holocaust happened, Bogused-Up copies of The Origin being circulated by Banana Loving Christians, and attacks on real science and real science education in the US continuing as though there were no Constitution or court system telling them to take it down a notch, it is appropriate to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species with a certain amount of noise and gusto. I won’t say that is the only way to do it, but it is one way. There are not a lot of other days on which one can do this. Well, zero, really.
Obviously, I’m doing it here in my own humble way with a day of mostly Origin or Darwin related posts, but here’s a few other loci in the blogosphere (and elsewhere) you may visit if you just need more Darwin:
Check out On Origin’s anniversary, it’s time for some legacy-thinking at The Beagle Project Blog
Urban Science Adventures has Origin of Species celebrates 150 years of publication
The Island of Doubt: The Ultimate Charles Darwin Coffee-Table Book
Charles Darwin and His Impact at The Rice Standard
150 years since the publication of On the origin of species today at Code for Life.
Fellow 99% Apes – Happy Evolution Day…! at Alter Ego
And a CNN interview with Richard Dawkins HERE.
The Red Notebook: What do you mean, you’ve never read ‘On the Origin of Species’?
Ego Sum Daniel: 150 years ago on this day…
Radar Love: Origin of Spices
Henry Gee of I, Editor: An Sesquicentennial Thought
“Lives of the Saints of Science: Darwin,” Thus Spake Zuska
Laelaps: How I will celebrate Origin Day