For many, next year is “Darwin year”. On the 12 of February 2009 is the celebration of the great naturalist`s 200th birthday and on the 24 of November 2009 is the celebration of 150 years from the publication of the Origin of species.
This page will contain information about events dedicated to the aniversary year, news, specials and comments.
5 October 2009
Read Howard Hughes Medicine Institute’ s bulletin Still Learning from Darwin. Just to mention that Jack Szostak has won the Nobel Price in Medicine, another HHMI scientist that snatches a Nobel after last year’s Super Mario!
4 September 2009
The life of Charles Darwin presented in theaters from 25 September 2009 in a BBC Film and UK Film Council joint production, CREATION, distributed by ICON. Website available here. (Jennifer Connelly as Emma – a must see 😀 )
Revista Cultura – 4 articole dedicate anului Darwin.
Michael Shermer la Cluj-Napoca si Bucuresti cu ocazia “anului Darwin”.
Annie Darwin listening to her father (Photo from creationthemovie.com)
12 March 2009
In Dilema Veche.
1 March 2009
New CMI web site at http://creation.com/.
Also, on their first page you can see a trailer to their forthcoming Darwin documentary.
25 February 2009
17 February 2009
Darwin on a Godless Creation: “It’s like confessing to a murder”
200 years after the birth of Charles Darwin, his theory of evolution still clashes with the creationist beliefs of some organized religions. For him personally, it meant the end of his belief in creation by God.
Read the whole article on SciAm.
It is amusing to see the unwanted coordination between Scientific American and CMI. 😀 Here is John M. Brentnall and Russell M Griggarticle on Darwin`s slippery into unbelief
What do you know? Maybe it is true! 😀
New Scientist special feature: DARWIN 200
14 February 2009
TIMES online: Vatican buries the hatchet with Darwin.
12 February 2009
Darwin on Google:
DARWIN DAY in Romania [Descopera.ro]: 4 articles
Charles Darwin and the Modern Mind on AlbertMohler.com – a series of writings and radio programs all related to Darwin or Darwinian evolution.
5 February 2009
Natinal Geographic Romania:in numarul pe februarie 2009 al revistei –
3 February 2009
1 February 2009
Read Smithsonian`s extensive article on what Darwin did not know. Photos of Darwin included. Smithsonian is the institute presented in Ben Stein`s Expelled movie as being against freedom in science.
Reuters article on Darwin and slavery got me to these pages:
Multimedia apologetics (videos, *.ppt, text)
29 January 2009
AiG website: Todd Charles Wood writes:
26 January 2009
BBC News: Russel Alfred Wallace is not being forgotten in Darwin`s year: he is celebrated also. Wallace is the one who proposed the evolution theory before Darwin.
BBC Darwin page here. Must see!
Creation Ministries International: Darwin sneak peak.
22 January 2009
New Scientist: the “wrong” tree of life from Darwin.
CMI has noticed the 2009 world-wide celebration for Darwin. They identify it as a global campaign against God.
11 January 2009
Science Magazine has launched a blog dedicated to Darwin’s bicentenary. You can visit Originis, a history of beginning and read “about the origin of species but also about key nodes throughout the evolution of life”.
10 January 2009
AiG marks the “Year of Darwin“.
1 January 2009
See the “creationist” perspectives on Darwin`s year at this place on the AiG site. Get resources from Answers Magazine.
30 December 2008
Book in Romanian translated at Curtea Veche publisher: Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion.
29 December 2008
New Scientist has made a top 10 articles in favor of evolution. Read Darwin`s dangerous idea.
See what is the God of the gaps in Darwin`s theory, according to AiG.
23 December 2008
Answers In Genesis has scheduled two events during February 2009, under the title Answers for Darwin: (1) at the original Calvary Chapel church in California February 6–7, on the West Coast, and (2) at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, February 15–17, on the East Coast. A third event will be held in July 20–24 at Lakeside Christian Church in northern Kentucky as the “Creation College”.
16 December 2008
Read Scientific American`s in depth article about Darwin`s legacy – the evolution theory.
Read about the genius of Darwin and why his theory should be known. One of the great questions that still have no answer today is “What, for one, is a species?”
Roger Sanders at AiG prepared a very beautiful piece of work on Galapagos. Learn about what did Darwin find there and what would the creationist perspective be. Very nice photos.
11 December 2008
Read the first chapter of Ken Ham`s book, Darwin`s plantation. Discover the origin of people groups (there are no “races”) and learn about the link between the theory of evolution and the racist ideology.
The Clergy Letter Project is an “endeavor for demonstrating that religion and science are compatible”. This theistic evolution movement is organizing the Evolution Weekend on 13 -15 February 2009 in which already 619 congregations will take part.
The bank of England has issued a commemorative 10 pounds banknote to celebrate the Darwin year. The bill is illustrated with a portrait of Darwin, his
magnifying glass and a hummingbird. See below.
4 December 2008
Ken Ham says that
3 December 2008
National Geographic presents Darwin`s great-great-grandson visit to Rio de Janeiro on the same route that Charles Darwin went in 1932. Darwin`s anti-slavery views are mentioned.
1 December 2008
Roger Sanders presents Charles Darwin`s struggle with the problem of evil and suffering in the world, after loosing his beloved daughter Annie, aged ten.
28 November 2008
Read Jonathan Sarfati`s article on the Darwin – Hitler connection.
26 November 2008
England`s Natural History Museum from London has launched a programme for celebrating Darwin`s ideas, part of that beeing the DARWIN200 website: Celebrating Charles Darwin`s Bicentenary.
One of the two most important scientific publication – Nature, is issuing a Darwin 200 News special