Support the Darwin Day Resolution: Contact Your Representative

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The American Humanist Association proudly worked with Representative Rush Holt (NJ) to introduce House Resolution 41 “expressing support for designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.”

We are asking you to help win approval for the resolution by using this form to contact your Congressional representative asking for their co-sponsorship and support.

Visit www.darwinday.org to learn more about the Darwin Day resolution and join a Darwin Day event in your community. Thank you for standing up for science.

Enter your zip code into the link below to connect with your local representative.

Written By: American Humanist Association
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12 COMMENTS

  1. Ah, but the more he is seen, the better – I support the Darwin Day wholeheartedly, and I know that you do , too!

    In reply to #2 by Anvil:

    Come on America – we have him on our money!

    Darwin on a Tenner

    Anvil.

  2. One argument I expect would be used against this is the fact that Darwin wasn’t an American. For Americans to have Darwin Day as a concept that replaces or supplements Lincoln Day, when Lincoln is an American, isn’t the most plausible scenario to expect.

  3. In reply to #2 by Anvil:

    Come on America – we have him on our money!

    Darwin on a Tenner – Alt Text

    A commemorative postage stamp would also be nice.

    In the mean time, could I suggest that a commemorative logo/image suitable for printing on to envelopes is made available on the internet – if there are any Photoshoppers present!

  4. In reply to #3 by HenMie:

    Ah, but the more he is seen, the better – I support the Darwin Day wholeheartedly, and I know that you do , too!

    In reply to #2 by Anvil:

    Come on America – we have him on our money!

    Darwin on a Tenner

    Anvil.

    Yep, I do. My comment was by way of encouragement, HenMie.

    Still, I’d love to see “In Darwin We Trust” on a dollar bill!

    Perhaps other things we trust in on assorted denominations?

    “In An Expanding Universe We Trust” on a twenty, and so on.

    Anvil.

  5. In reply to #4 by Jos Gibbons:

    One argument I expect would be used against this is the fact that Darwin wasn’t an American. For Americans to have Darwin Day as a concept that replaces or supplements Lincoln Day, when Lincoln is an American, isn’t the most plausible scenario to expect.

    Yep. For us yanks, Feb 12 mostly amounts to the start of “Presidents Day Sale”. Microwaves and towels are 1/3 off, horray for USA!

  6. Darwin Day sounds like a good idea to me. I just don’t understand why the paragraph on climate change is in the document. It just seems out of place.

    “Whereas the advancement of science must be protected from
    those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global
    warming and climate change;”

    Why not just say, “Whereas the advancement of science must be protected from those unconcerned with evidence.”

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