National Darwin Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: February 12, 2017 is National Darwin Day.

Darwin Day

Darwin Day remembers the anniversary from the birth from the famous transformative researcher Charles Darwin.

​Evolution educators get skills, confidence at Washington University's Darwin Day​
​Evolution educators get skills, confidence at Washington University's Darwin Day​

The first time a parent told Elizabeth Petersen not to teach evolution, she caved. No, she did not skip Charles Darwin's concept altogether. But she avoided the “E word,” opting instead for phrases such as “natural selection” and “adaptation.” “That ...

Senator Proposes Designation of Feb.12 as 'Darwin Day'
Senator Proposes Designation of Feb.12 as 'Darwin Day'

Richard Blumenthal introduced the resolution last month that would designate Feb.12 as "Darwin Day." Senate Resolution 337 praises Darwin as "a worthy symbol of scientific advancement" for developing the theory of evolution through natural selection.

Will Congress go ape for National Darwin Day?
Will Congress go ape for National Darwin Day?

Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. He is also a ...

Darwin Day resolution in Congress
Darwin Day resolution in Congress

House Resolution 548 (PDF), introduced in the United States House of Representatives on December 3, 2015, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2016, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy ...

Darwin Day resolution in the Senate
Darwin Day resolution in the Senate

Senate Resolution 337, introduced in the United States Senate on December 17, 2015, would, if passed, express the Senate's support of designating February 12, 2016, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to ...

February 12, 2017 is also Plum Pudding Day