Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around February 12th annual as this is the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. Darwin’s remarkable impact on biology, cosmology and the scientific process cannot be understated and he had an overwhelming hunger for truth through scientific discovery, an unwavering curiosity to discover that which was hidden and a determination to brave intellectual depths.
The International Darwin Day Foundation is a voluntary movement which, through focusing on the scientific achievements of Charles Darwin and others, serves to improve the public understanding of science and to help improve science literacy. This is very similar to what we, in the Midlands Science festival team strive to do at all times. Like our own objectives, International Darwin Day encourages interested groups and individuals throughout the world to participate in the annual celebration of Charles Darwin’s life and in doing so to become more familiar with his contribution to science. In all fairness, we owe him a lot!
His interests were vast and broad but one of his main strengths was to bring ideas from different subjects such as botany, psychology and zoology together, uniting them under his grand theories of evolution. Darwin Day is a day of celebration and cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being. How will you celebrate it?
‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’