Happy Darwin Day! If Sir Charles were still around, he'd be 202 years old today.
The American Humanist Association is pushing—or rather, is backing Representative Pete Stark’s (D-CA) push—for House Resolution 81, which would officially designate today as "Darwin Day." I'm not against the idea, particularly when 40% of Americans still believe that "God created humans in their present form," but does this kind of resolution have any real-world effect beyond allowing the Humanist Association to claim some kind of public relations victory? Really, to most Americans, a House Resolution in favor of "Darwin Day" means about as much as "Bravo for Boysenberries Day," and most who would actually care about such a thing would regard it as just another sign that our nation is doomed. "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"