Can Charles Darwin’s Birthday Become a New Holiday?

International Darwin Day celebrates the birth of Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809) by encouraging groups to put on lectures or events educating others about evolution. More generally, the purpose is:

… to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.

Today, they’re relaunching Darwin Day with a new website and logo:

There’s also a brand new vision for what Darwin’s birthday should mean:

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Got His Own Late Night Talk Show

The man you love to watch, whether he’s hosting Cosmos or appearing as a guest on Comedy Central, just got his own late night talk show.

Neil deGrasse Tyson will premiere Star Talk (based on his podcast of the same name) on the National Geographic Channel beginning this April:



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Physicist Sean Carroll Explains Why There’s No Life After Death

Last October, physicist Sean Carroll received the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Emperor Has No Clothes Award,” given to someone not afraid to speak the truth about a subject others are misinformed about. His acceptance speech just went up online and it’s a joy to watch:



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A Supercut of Carl Sagan Saying Million, Billion, and Trillion

For some reason that I can’t explain, I could watch this for a while.

It’s a compilation of all the times Carl Sagan said “million,” “billion,” “trillion,” and “quadrillion” during Cosmos — in order.



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Evolution-Accepting Christian Professor Says the Bible Doesn’t Have to Conflict with Scientific Realities

Jeff Hardin (below) is Chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s Zoology Department and a scientist who recognizes the reality of evolution.

He’s also a Christian, who believes in the claims of the Bible.

Hardin’s knowledge of science leads him to reject literalist interpretations of the Bible, like Young Earth Creationism, which make claims about science and nature that are distinctly at odds with the evidence. When the Bible is read in such a fashion as to make it conflict with reality, he believes, it is read wrongly. And he makes it his mission to show that the two, science and religion, are highly compatible.

Hardin calls himself an “Evolutionary Creationist.” Writing for Slate, William Saletan describes Hardin’s brand of Creationism this way:

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