Get Ready for Darwin Day 2011

Darwin’s birthday is 12 February — less than three weeks from today. It was a really big deal back in 2009 because that was the 200th anniversary of his birthday (and Abe Lincoln’s too). That’s when we posted 12 February: Charles Darwin’s 200th Birthday. Last year the date sort of slipped by unnoticed, but this year everyone seems to be gearing up for another celebration.

At the website of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) they’ve posted Darwin Day approaches, which says:

It’s time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2011! Colleges and universities, schools, libraries, museums, churches, civic groups, and just plain folks across the country — and the world — are preparing to celebrate Darwin Day, on or around February 12, in honor of the life and work of Charles Darwin.

NCSE also provides a link to the Darwin Day Celebration website where scheduled events are listed and more can be registered.

They’re also posting about Darwin Day at Panda’s Thumb: Darwin Week. Wow — a whole week!

The only way we can get ahead of everyone is to invoke our inherent authority and declare that February is Curmudgeon Month. There’s no better reason to celebrate, so get out there and do it.

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6 responses to “Get Ready for Darwin Day 2011

  1. Gabriel Hanna

    The 200th anniversary was fine, but I think it’s silly to celebrate it every year.

    As far as I’m concerned, we should live as though EVERY day were Darwin Day.

  2. Gabriel Hanna says:

    The 200th anniversary was fine, but I think it’s silly to celebrate it every year.

    Yes, but it drives the Discoveroids crazy, so it’s worth it.

  3. SC: Yes, anything that makes the Discoveroids crazier than they are is worth the effort! Even the Evolution Sunday of the Clergy Project seems to frost the IDiots.

  4. February is already taken for Black History Month. Sorry, Curmie.
    :P

  5. LRA says: “February is already taken …”

    It’s mine now. Because of my magnanimity, it’s okay if others want to share it.

  6. CritcalEyes...

    Now I’m really upset…………. because Last week I bought a new Evolutionary t-shirt from Fish.Com…. And, today I went to Cafe Press.com & I bought another new Evolutionary T-shirt with Darwin’s face emblazened on the front, so I can wear it on his birthday Feb. 12th & pi$s off as many creationists as I can. Damn, I can’t get anything right!