Friday, February 08, 2008

Countdown to Darwin Bicentennial

Next year will mark the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the sesquicentennial of his book The Origin of Species by Natural Selection.

During February 2006 and 2007, Darwin's birth and book were commemorated on Evolution Sunday by hundreds of congregations around the globe.  This year, the event has been expanded to Evolution Weekend which begins today and runs through Sunday, February 10th.  More than 800 congregations from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and nine countries outside the United States are participating (see The Clergy Letter Project).

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of course, is NOT participating.

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