Charles Darwin's Birthday

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In summary, two gentlemen with different perspectives on Charles Darwin engaged in a political discussion that strayed into the realms of evolution and education. This highlights how politics and religion can influence scientific discourse.
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Skyhunter

Here is an http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/PORTLAND-OR/KPOJ-AM/hartmann_podcast_20090212-2.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=PORTLAND-OR&NG_FORMAT=newstalk&SITE_ID=674&STATION_ID=KPOJ-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=AM620_KPOJ&PCAST_CAT=News_%26_Politics&PCAST_TITLE=Thom_Hartmann_Nationwide" [Broken] with two gentlemen of different perspectives on Charles Darwin.

Some of these arguments sound very familiar.

This is an example of how politics/religion pervade scientific discourse.
 
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Skyhunter said:
...This is an example of how politics/religion pervade scientific discourse.
?? There's little or no scientific discourse in that example; that was a political conversation straying into evolution, education.
 
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mheslep said:
?? There's little or no scientific discourse in that example; that was a political conversation straying into evolution, education.

Exactly.
 

1. When is Charles Darwin's birthday?

Charles Darwin's birthday is on February 12th, 1809.

2. How did Charles Darwin celebrate his birthday?

There is no record of how Charles Darwin celebrated his birthday. However, it is believed that he spent it with his family and close friends.

3. What is the significance of Charles Darwin's birthday?

Charles Darwin's birthday is significant because he was a renowned naturalist and biologist who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection, which has had a profound impact on our understanding of the natural world.

4. How old would Charles Darwin be if he were alive today?

If Charles Darwin were alive today, he would be 212 years old as of 2021.

5. How is Charles Darwin's birthday celebrated?

Charles Darwin's birthday is celebrated by many organizations and individuals around the world through events, lectures, and discussions about his life and contributions to science. Some also use this day as an opportunity to promote the importance of evolution and scientific thinking.

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