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Delaware Governor Issues Proclamation in Honor of Darwin Day

It has no legal weight, but Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a proclamation in advance of Darwin Day (on Charles Darwin's birthday) recognizing his accomplishments:

Make Your Own Beard for Darwin Day

This is just cute. Veronica Gilmore‘s family is hosting a Darwin Day celebration in a couple of weeks that involves a scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. (I’m very jealous that I can’t be a part of this.) But no celebration of Darwin’s life is complete without some long white beards for [Read More...]

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“Through his powers of intellect, articulate language has been evolved; and on this his wonderful advancement has mainly depended.” – Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, 1874 (p. 49)         Language We are in the midst of exploring development and its three pillars: affects (feelings), language, and cognition. Show More Summary

Ikea Monkey’s Former Mother Adopts Two More Monkeys

Yasmin Nakhuda, the former mother of Darwin the Ikea monkey, is reportedly living with two new primates. According to a Facebook post run by Nakhuda’s “Darling Darwin Monkey” supporters, she Read More The post Ikea Monkey’s Former Mother Adopts Two More Monkeys appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Ikea Monkey Watch: In December 2012 a sweet lil...

In December 2012 a sweet lil Japanese macaque named Darwin chaséd into public consciousness by temporarily ruling over the Toronto Ikea wearing a teeny tiny shearling greatcoat. In the months that followed, the internet went full internet on "Ikea Monkey,"...

On Holloway, "Strauss, Darwinism, and Natural Right"

Leo Strauss thought the crisis of natural right arose because the teleological view of the universe that supported classic natural right has apparently been refuted by modern natural science. I have argued, however, that a DarwinianShow More Summary

Great Britons: Charles Darwin – The Naturalist That Changed The Way We Look at the World

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication...Show More Summary

Fantastically Wrong: The Silly Theory That Almost Kept Darwin From Going on His Famous Voyage

The other day I had what could be considered a bit of an … overreaction. On a crowded train during my morning commute to WIRED there was an old lady who looked kinda mean sitting with her purse splayed on the seat next to her. What a...Show More Summary

Predictive text: Darwin’s computers

Charles Darwin’s IBM computers There are lots of quotes around attributed to the great and the good throughout the years, but often these are anything but direct quotes and in some cases turn out to have far more intriguing origins. For example, the quote often attributed to Thomas John Watson, Sr. Show More Summary

Top Offseason Options for the Los Angeles Dodgers to Finish off Winter Plans

The Los Angeles Dodgers have nearly filled their roster. Their depth chart is balanced and complete, with multiple quality options at many positions. The biggest potential weakness is an injury in the middle infield, as Darwin Barney...Show More Summary

Did a Darwin Award applicant pass through the propellor arc of this aircraft ??

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YouTube link. This [very] amateur footage of a serious Runway Incursion on a rural airstrip in Alaska shows our Fairchild C119 FlyingBoxcar taking off on a runway that is too short and too soft on a ferry flight. The plane had forced-landed...Show More Summary

Read and see what Darwin read and saw on the HMS Beagle

Charles Darwin boarded the HMS Beagle in December of 1831 as a self-funded (Josiah Wedgwood II, son of the potter/industrialist and Charles’ uncle by marriage actually did the funding) gentleman naturalist on what was supposed to be a two-year survey of the South American coast. He wound up spending five years on board circumnavigating the [...]

After Colleague Gives Him Darwin’s Book On Air, ESPN Broadcaster Says He Doesn’t Accept Evolution

What is it lately with sports personalities who don't accept science?It was only a month ago when former baseball star Curt Schilling tried to refute evolution on Twitter and Facebook. (He failed.)And now, during a Thursday night college...Show More Summary

Literary visitor to Australian shores: Anthony Trollope

In this blog I've been interested in many famous citizens who made the long and dangerous trip to Australia by ship. In 1836 Charles Darwin visited Australia and wrote up the experience. Lola Montez knocked the socks off the diggers in the Victorian goldfields in 1855. Show More Summary

Lost Mars Probe Found Intact After 11 Years

The British-built Beagle 2 began its fall to Mars on Dec. 19, 2003. It was expected to land on the Red Planet on Christmas Day and begin its search for alien life (its name is a nod to Charles Darwin's HMS Beagle). But it was never heard from again. Now,...

ESPN's Dave Pasch Outs Self As Creationist After Receiving Darwin Book

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We've noted previously that college basketball games called by Dave Pasch and Bill Walton on ESPN can get especially weird, but we never imagined that it would be Pasch who would lead viewers to ask themselves, "Did he really just say that?" Read more...

Jon Stewart shreds Florida: The state motto is ‘If Darwin was right, we wouldn’t be here’

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Before welcoming a Florida man in Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Tuesday, Jon Stewart opened The Daily Show with an extended look at “Florida Man,” highlighting some of the state’s more bizarre news stories to shame local clerks who refused to perform lawful same-sex marriages....

Can Charles Darwin’s Birthday Become a New Holiday?

International Darwin Day celebrates the birth of Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809) by encouraging groups to put on lectures or events educating others about evolution. More generally, the purpose is:... to inspire people throughoutShow More Summary

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