Thursday, 12 February 2009

Happy Darwin Day!

Born this day in 1809, today would be the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, were he still alive today. Among other things, Charles Darwin almost single handedly unified the subject of biology. It's hard to overstate the effect the man has had on science; science that now touches most facets of our lives in the `developed` world.

A number of organizations are holding Darwin Day calibrations, and you can go to the Darwin Day homepage to find one near you! Sadly, there is none near Fairbanks (or at least none registered). I'm undaunted, though: After work, I'll have a beer to toast the man. Could you spare a moment for one of the most influential minds of the last 1,000 years?

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