Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Darwin Day!

Today is Darwin Day!  Or, at least it was, since it is now midnight on the East Coast, but still, it's 11 PM in Memphis, so I am getting my Darwin Birthday wishes in on time!  Today Ol' Charles would be 205 years old if he were still with us, and to commemorate, Rep Rush Holt, Congressman from New Jersey put forward a resolution so that the US government would officially recognize Darwin Day.  The motion, or ones like it have been failing to get enough support since 2011, but maybe this'll be the year.  BUT, given that today is also Abraham Lincloln's birthday, and we have to wait until next week to celebrate because we couldn't afford to give both him and George Washington their own special day, I find it highly unlikely Darwin will get his own holiday.  Maybe if we combine it with Valentine's Day?  Or Groundhog day?

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