Monday, February 12, 2018

Darwin Day

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Environmental & Science Education
Biological Evolution
History of Science
Nature of Science
Edward Hessler

On this day in 1809 was born to Susannah Wedgwood Darwin and Robert Darwin, Charles Robert Darwin in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Two congressional resolutions mark this event in 2018, House Resolution 699 (Representative Jim Hines, D-CT) and Senate Resolution 374 (Senator Richard Blumenthal, D. CT).

Information about Darwin Day, an international event is found here.

Baba Brinkman tells us about the importance of Charles Darwin.

You've seen this Google Doodle from 2014 but it is worth watching again and maybe again.

At the top of this page you can see seven drawings--some dare to call them doodles; I call them art--by Darwin's children who used the reverse side of the original ms. as drawing paper. Click on each to embiggen.

PS--In its announcement of Darwin Day, the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study quotes Darwin on children. How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.

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