Happy Birthday Darwin!
In honor of the man who makes creationists cringe everywhere....
Here is a "mock" interview from Scientific America with the birthday boy. Note: His 'answers" are actual quotes from his writings, just organized in a question answer motif.
For a full look at all of Darwin's writings, visit this site.
And in case you thnk I forgot... Happy Birthday Lincoln!
And in a beautiful bit of symetry... here is an entertaining article by Rabbi Brad Hirschfield who compares Darwin to Lincoln, creationist "science" with slavery, and then brings in Prop 8 stuff just for kicks. Quote: "Of course, there is no moral equivalence between creationists and supporters of human slavery, but it is worth noting that in each case, people used/use religion and scriptural passages to justify their beliefs. " Awesome.
And speaking of Prop 8....
If you are so inclined, here is a place where you can add your name to the thousands? millions? who are working towards equality. Working Link!
And just a reminder: Ken Starr -- and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund -- filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and are attempting to forcibly divorce the 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year.
The CA Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days.
The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, that puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.
Valentines Day for these folks is going to be a bit bittersweet...
"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.
And just to bring it full circle, here is an entertaining video from National Geographic that brings together science and romance.
(It won't let me embaed it, sorry!)
Happy Thursday everyone!
Go forth, eat cake!