Iowa County Issues Proclamation Recognizing Darwin Day

The Humanists of Linn County (in Iowa) got their local Board of Supervisors to issue a proclamation recognizing International Darwin Day.

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The group praised the board’s actions in a press release:

“Charles Darwin’s spirit of scientific curiosity has inspired generations of scientists,” said Roxanne Gissler, president of the Humanists of Linn County. “International Darwin Day is an opportunity to recognize innovations and discoveries that have advanced our knowledge and human progress, and the scientists who made them. We’re very pleased that the Linn County Board of Supervisors recognizes the value of science and reason, and we thank them for their willingness to share that with the community.

They even got the Board to read the proclamation out loud at Wednesday’s meeting:

This morning, Humanists of Linn County secured a Darwin Day Proclamation from the Linn County Board of Supervisors. We…

Posted by Humanists of Linn County on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The proclamation has no legal weight, but it’s a symbolic victory for reason.

Today marks Darwin’s 207th birthday.

(Thanks to Joe for the link)

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