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Say Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Today, February 12, is Charles Darwin’s birthday. For the past two decades, secularists and atheists have celebrated “Darwin Day” almost like a religious holiday.

Tonight, for example, the American Humanist Association will hold an event where they promise you can “Discover how Darwin’s apostles… launched a campaign for truth.” I’m not kidding — they really do refer to “Darwin’s apostles”! Meanwhile, the official Facebook page for Darwin Day posts statements like this: “Using scientific logic, we can be as sure of God’s nonexistence as we are of the nonexistence of the aether, phlogiston or werewolves!”

The Cult of Darwin

While some continue to worship in the cult of Darwin, here is some good news in time for Darwin’s birthday: The number of prominent scientists around the world who are leaving Darwin behind is growing!

Just look at what’s happening in South America. Last year, top Brazilian chemist Marcos Eberlin published Foresight, a book presenting scientific evidence for purpose in nature. His book was endorsed by three different Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Last month, another Brazilian scientist who supports intelligent design was tapped to head a government agency that oversees higher education throughout Brazil. Elsewhere, new groups of scientists who support intelligent design are being formed in Austria, Italy, and Israel. Here in America, Yale University computer scientist David Gelernter publicly announced his skepticism of Darwinism last year after reading books by Discovery Institute scholars.

Given these developments, wouldn’t it be fun if we turned Darwin’s birthday into a day to support the overthrow of Darwin?

Here’s a suggestion: Give a “birthday gift” on Darwin’s birthday to support Discovery Institute’s work advancing intelligent design!

You Can Drive Them Nuts

Just imagine if thousands of people start giving “birthday gifts” on Darwin’s birthday to advance the work of scientists, scholars, and writers working to topple Darwin. 

If you send us a gift for Darwin’s birthday, I will send YOU a free gift: a digital download of the 380-page book Debating Darwin’s Doubt. This is one of the books Yale scientist David Gelernter said influenced his journey away from of Darwinism. You can have it for FREE if you give a “birthday gift” to Discovery Institute of at least $25!

This will drive Darwinists crazy! Won’t you help us start this new movement for Darwin Day this year?

Photo: Charles Darwin in 1855, by Maull and Polyblank, Literary and Scientific Portrait Club, via Wikimedia Commons.

John G. West

Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.



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