Friday, December 11, 2015

Darwin Day

Environmental & Science Education
Biological Evolution
Edward Hessler

One of the services of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a weekly update on evolution and climate change education. I always look forward to seeing it on my screen. It never fails to inform and is always a masterful summary of current events by Glenn Branch who is Deputy Director of NCSE.

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Today, Mr. Branch summarized the status of a Darwin Day resolution in the United States Congress.  He begins by writing "House Resolution 548, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on December 3, 2015, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2016, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of 'Charles Darwin as a worthy a symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge.'"

The lead sponsor is Jim Hines (D-Connecticut).

As usual, Mr. Branch includes relevant links. They are House Resolution 548, the press release from the American Humanist Association, and an NCSE publication on how to support evolution education.

The usual tip-of-the hat and thanks to Glenn Branch!

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