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Charles Darwin father of evolution

'Darwin Day' Would Celebrate Father of Evolution

This is one of the last photographs taken of Charles Darwin, who developed the theory of evolution whereby changes in species are driven, over time, by natural and sexual selection.
Credit: Richard Milner Archive

United States Representative Rush Holt (D-N.J.) wants to designate Feb. 12 as "Darwin Day, " to honor Charles Darwin's contributions to science and humanity.

Holt re-introduced a Darwin Day resolution on Wednesday (Jan. 29) that former Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) first brought to the House of Representatives in 2011.

"Charles Darwin represents much more than just a theory of evolution. He represents a way of thinking; a philosophy; a methodology, " Holt said in a statement. “It was his thirst for knowledge, and his scientific approach to discovering new truths that first enabled him to uncover the theory of evolution."

Darwin's discovery of evolution by natural selection, detailed in the book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859, explains the biological changes that brought about the diversity of life on Earth, and lies at the heart of modern biology.

This year is the 205th anniversary of Darwin's birth on Feb. 12, 1809. The American Humanist Association and cell and molecular Robert Stephens started the Darwin Day project as a global celebration of Darwin's life and science.

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The Vatican claims Darwin's theory of evolution

by jimmymac60

....is compatible with Christianity
The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and claimed it is compatible with the Christian view of Creation.
Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said while the Church had been hostile to Darwin's theory in the past, the idea of evolution could be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas.
Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Santa Croce University in Rome, added that 4th century theologian St Augustine had "never heard the term evolution, but knew that big fish eat smaller fish" and forms of life had been transformed "slowly over time"

Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes

by PupLover2

In Athens, GA.
"ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Election officials in Athens-Clarke County say Charles Darwin received nearly 4,000 write-in votes after a Georgia congressman denounced evolution and other scientific theories as "lies straight from the pits of hell."
Athens-Clarke County elections supervisor Gail Schrader released the figures Thursday. The write-in votes for Darwin, the 19th century naturalist considered the father of evolution, were merely symbolic as Republican Rep. Paul Broun cruised to re-election unopposed Tuesday."
I found it funny, at least.

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