Darwin Day?


A U.S. Congressman wants to set aside a day to celebrate of the birth of the father of evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin.

According to ChristianPost.com, Democratic New Jersey Representative, Rush Holt, is calling on Congress to recognize February 12 as “Darwin Day.”

Part of his House Resolution reads this way, “Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, together with the monumental amount of scientific evidence he compiled to support it, provides humanity with a logical and intellectually compelling explanation for the diversity of life on Earth.”

Congressman Holt also criticizes the teaching creationism in public schools.  He argues that it “compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States education systems.”

By the way, the American Humanist Association has been promoting a “Darwin Day” for years, encouraging the government and public schools to recognize it.

In response to the Darwin Day observance, creationist organizations have launched their own efforts.

Apologetics.com suggests various ways Intelligent Design proponents could celebrate the occasion.

An entry on the site says, “Use the day as an occasion to learn about Darwinism, the Origin of Species, theories of Micro & Macro evolution, and research performed in the Intelligent Design.

Apologetics.com also suggests that in response to Darwin Day, those that believe in creation could organize an “International Intelligent Design Day.”

By the way, if you’d like to learn more about the field of Intelligent Design, visit the Discovery Institute’s website at discovery.org.


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