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Charles Darwin's Birthday Celebration
Down Under
John Stear

12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882

"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."

The Origin of Species, 1859

The birthday of Charles Darwin is becoming an important date on the world calendar.  Thanks to the initiatives shown by the folk at DarwinDay participants in many nations are contributing to a better understanding of the tremendous contribution made by Charles Darwin to our understanding of the natural world.

A group, Darwinists Down Under, representing the Gold Coast Skeptics and the Humanist Society of Queensland, has been formed to celebrate Darwin's birthday.

12 February 2004

The activities planned for Darwin Day in 2004 have been curtailed for a variety of reasons.  However, one part of our intended program has been carried out.  Copies of Helen Lawrence's book Making Friends with Fossils has been mailed to approximately 100 schools on the Gold Coast and in the surrounding district.  See here for more information about Helen's book.

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