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When are people going to realize the President isn't in control of anything? He doesn't even write his own speeches. He's given pointless ambassadorial busywork and has to leave the running of the country to corrupt bureaucrats.
I'm with you that Darwin was a great scientist but we don't have a Galileo Day or an Einstein Day or a Sir Isaac Newton Day. Let's celebrate the work of these pioneering thinkers by teaching it well in schools. Celebrating their birthdays seems a little pointless IMO.
I've managed to control my passions and idiocies well enough to get through almost seven decades without causing too much damage to myself and others. Let me tell you, it wasn't always easy. How about a special day for me???
Diana: I didn't know that Darwin was a runner. Did he prefer distance or sprints?
What isn't mentioned in the popular media is that Darwin said that negroes (correct term for the time) were not as evolved as Europeans. He claimed they were in fact the missing link between man and ape.
Darwin was not a great scientist. He took what was growing knowledge (his own grandfather held the same views at the time Darwin was born) and published them at a time when they were overdue to published. Read Darwinian Fairytales by D.C. Stove and then if we want to celebrate a great scientists why don't we pick a better one?
If, however, the point of Darwin Day is to stick it to religious people, then grow up.
But darwin began the science of evolution and changed the world. Christopher Columbus was a horrible person but I still get a day off work in honour of him...
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