February 12th is International Darwin Day. It is celebrated to ‘inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin’. (Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist. He is best known for his contributions to science of evolution.)
International Darwin Day started with three Darwin enthusiasts: Dr. Robert Stephens, Prof. Massimo Pigliucci and Amanda Chesworth. Formerly called Darwin Day Program, it was reincorporated in 2002 as the Darwin Day Celebration, a ‘nonprofit educational corporation promoting public education about science—and encouraging the celebration of science and humanity throughout the global community’.
Darwin Day is observed by the United Nations.
Let’s celebrate International Darwin Day!