Darwin’s in Palouse

The Palouse Coalition of Reason has just formed in Idaho and they’re celebrating their arrival by bringing in some heavy hitters to speak in honor of Charles Darwin — and announcing it on a new billboard:

The Darwin on the Palouse events herald not only Charles Darwin’s 203rd birthday on February 12 but the 153rd anniversary of the first publication of “Origin of Species” on November 24.

“We have teamed up with the new Palouse Coalition of Reason to bring four of the nation’s preeminent speakers on science and philosophy to middle America,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “We also wish to mark the 203rd birthday of Charles Darwin in a big way, celebrating his continuing contribution to humanity, science and rational thought.”

The events are free to the public!

In case you’re wondering, these aren’t the first atheistic billboards in Idaho. Previous signs can be seen here and here.

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  • Anonymous

    This is near me and a blog for the Spokane newspaper picked it up as “Atheists Invade Palouse”.  In the comment thread, one person wrote: “The one saving grace is that once an aetheist dies we won’t have to put up with them any more.”  Awesome.


  • Shanti

    Fabulous. Let’s keep getting VISIBLE!!

  • ~pickles

    I’m bringing a fair sized group from Boise State University SSA up to the event. We are so pleased to be able to participate in and support our regional friends in their event.

  • BrianMackerDaddy@hotmail.com

    Hey, is that where they have those giant earthworms that seem like lilies?

  • Brian Macker

    Smell like lilies. Stupid spelling checker makes my typos worse.

  • Is there a reason Darwin has a scorpion on his face?