I haz it.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Matt Penfold

    We have Darwin on the £10 note just to annoy fundamentalist American tourists!

    • JT Eberhard

      I hope it works.

      • Matt Penfold

        I have heard of some tourists refusing to use £10 notes because Darwin is on them.

  • VeritasKnight

    It’s not just the UK, either. Sweden has Carl Linneus on their 100 kr note. The old 10 deutsche mark had Carl Friedrich Gauss on it. Science – it’s worth banking on.

  • CoderHead

    That’s definitely cool, but they also have a Queen and a state church. So…it’s a toss-up I guess.

    • Grikmeer

      The Queen I flipflop on, she has no executive power and is now basically a figurehead and a pretty good ambassador, but our state-church seems to have protected us from the uprising of the fundamentalists. I mean, we still have them, but they don’t have anything like as much power and, like Sweden which also has a state church, we have become highly secularised despite the Church of England’s presence.

    • rufus

      Is it worth pointing out that the last time the British monarchy actually vetoed anything that came from parliament (the process is similar to the US President signing a bill to make it a law) the queen in question was Queen Anne and the year was 1708.

      The Church of England (and the Church of Scotland) is about as benign as religions ever get, it’s more a cross between an extention of a historic buildings trust (generally speaking, CofE churches are about the oldest buildings that you’ll find in the UK, all of which require care and maintenance) and the sort of christianity that basically tries to be as inoffensive as possible see here –

  • Grikmeer

    I generally don’t believe in being proud of your country, I think it’s a little silly, but I am kinda proud to have Darwin respected like that :)

  • NotAProphet

    Happy to mail Darwin tenners, indeed from the birthplace of Darwin, to US atheists in return for Kraft Mac and Cheese, A&W Root Beer and Jack Links Jerky!!