Yesterday was Darwin Day, the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and a chance to reflect on the theory of evolution.
While we didn't participate in formal celebrations in BC this year, one event that caught my eye was a Darwin Day lecture in Pittsburgh. At this lecture, Princeton emeritus professors Peter and Rosemary Grant discussed their research into how Darwin's finches are continuing to develop and evolve. Their research found that some new species evolved in as few as three generations!
As I told Gurpreet Singh on SpiceFM over the weekend, the theory of evolution is alive and a vibrant area of study.
But it's also under threat from religious fundamentalists in India and Turkey, despite the victories we achieved in BC in the 1990s.
Let me know if there's something we should do next year to stand up for evolution and to celebrate Darwin Day 2019.
Our board member Nigel has organized a group sorting on this coming Saturday, November 17 at the Vancouver Food Bank. We've already had 15 people express interest! Sign up if you haven't yet.
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- Millennials abandon hope for religion but revere human rights from The Conversation
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
- Group Sorting @ Food Bank at Greater Vancouver Food Bank Warehouse, Vancouver
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Gordon Chung - Recovery Canada at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 09:30 AM
- Kirsten - Virtuous Living at Quality Foods meeting room, Courtenay
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM
- Vancouver Blood Drive at Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Dialogue on Human Rights at Westside Church, Vancouver
Note: This is not a BCHA event but our executive director is representing Humanism