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Resolve to Evolve

Once again ’tis the season for celebration. Centered on the birthday of Charles Darwin on Feb. 12th, events around the world will celebrate science and reason.

Darwin Day expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

Born the same day as Abraham Lincoln, February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin has become the symbol of science and humanity around the globe. As the world becomes a smaller place, science becomes our common language and Darwin’s theory of evolution is the common bond joining together these various threads of what it means to be human. As the great evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr so ably put it,

“Almost every component in modern man’s belief system is somehow affected by Darwinian principles.”

So, get out there and celebrate reason and humanity this weekend.

In Kalispell, the Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association will be showing two films on Saturday Feb. 11 at the Flathead County Library conference room at 2pm. ““Are You a Secular Humanist?” and “Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life”, with a question and answer period to follow. Enjoy and learn.

In Billings, the Billings Area Humanists will once again sponsor “Evolve, Fish, Fly” at 12pm at Amend Park on King Avenue East. A school of 4′ wide kites that were constructed and painted at a Humanist event last year and will be hovering around a giant 10′ wide Evolve kite. Sounds like a hoot.

If I missed your event, sorry, but you still have no excuse to not get out this weekend and celebrate Darwin Day.


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