Posted by: Dan | February 12, 2009

What is This Darwin Day Stuff All About?

A lot of people have heard the news – it’s the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Why is there such a big deal being made, many ask. My opinion is that the reason lies in what Charles Darwin and Evolution represent to society. Both the man and the idea have become symbols of science education, in a world where society rejects the fundamental unifying concept of biology. Darwin Day symbolizes the effort to build a world that is literate in science.

With that in mind, I’m going to link to another excellent educational resource, Understanding Evolution offered by Berkeley. Sections include:

What is evolution and how does it work?

How does evolution impact my life?

What is the evidence for evolution?

What is the history of evolutionary theory?


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