Happy Darwin Day!

Darwin's Birthday

The birthday boy looking very excited indeed.

Today’s pint-sized post serves as a Happy 204th Birthday card for our patron saint. It’s that most wonderful time of the year, when we decorate the Phylogenetic Tree, sit down to a Phylum-Feast with loved ones and remember those who are no longer with us due to extinction. Unfortunately, Darwin Day tends to be over-shadowed, somewhat ironically, by that other up-coming holiday which celebrates our inherent drive to pass on our genes by getting into our partner’s jeans.

Darwin's phylogenentic tree. Also known as the tree of life.

Oh Phylogenetic Tree! Oh Phylogenetic Tree! How lovely are your species!

So let’s make a special effort this year to remember that snowy-bearded, old, dude whose sheer awesomeness continues to inspire greatness. Do something to celebrate science and human achievement today. Read a book, watch a documentary or simply go to the zoo and taunt the spider monkeys with your kick-ass opposable thumbs.

Darwin's birthday

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Want to learn more about Darwin Day?  Visit the International Darwin Day Foundation.

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4 responses to “Happy Darwin Day!

  1. Hi Rob. Great site! We are huge Darwin fans too–it’s always great to find compatriots. Have you seen our facebook page? We’re trying to expand our reach and it seems we have a lot in common. Hope to see you there. Cheers!

  2. Hey guys. I’m already following you. That’s quite a community you’ve built there. Feel free to visit my page as well or follow me on Twitter. Thanks for the visit. I’m working on a “Blogs I Follow” section for the site. Needless to say, you guys will be getting a mention for the great work you’re doing.

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