Today marks 206 years since the birth of Charles Darwin, which means another Darwin Day is upon us. I will never cease to be amazed by what Darwin did for science in particular and humanity in general. Painstaking and meticulous work led to a profound revolution of thought. That Darwin was able to reach the conclusions he did well before the discovery of DNA and without the hundreds of thousands of fossilized species occupying the world's museums today simply staggers my mind. Given that DNA evidence and the fossil record have verified Darwin's seminal ideas, having a Darwin Day is more than appropriate.
Celebrate Charles Darwin today. Check out the Darwin Day website here. Celebrate science, too. For it's insatiable curiosity about the natural world that propels scientists to great discoveries.