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February 2015
$5

“Charles Darwin, Vampire Slayer” – Humanist Society of Redding

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shasta Public Libraries,
1100 Parkview Ave, Redding, CA 96001 United States

The Humanist Society of Redding will hold its annual Darwin Day celebration at the Redding Library on Sunday, February 1 at 3:00 p.m. This year’s featured entertainment will be a live production of “Charles Darwin, Vampire Slayer,” a farce penned by local author W. M. Shockley and performed by the Wycked Fell Radio Theater Players. Following the play, the group will enjoy an afternoon tea. Suggested donation for the event is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit KKRN 88.5 FM…

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Darwin Birthday Celebration

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murfreesboro, TN,
Clery Residence, Murfreesboro, TN 37127 United States

Informal get together of Unitarian Universalist Humanists to celebrate Darwin’s Birthday – a little early.

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Free

“The Geology of Antarctica and the Natural History of the Antarctic Peninsula” – Humanist Forum of Central Kentucky

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington,
3564 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Join the Humanist Forum of Central Kentucky for our celebration of Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday, Thursday, February 5th, 7:00-8:30pm in the Great Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington. Dan Phelps, President of the Kentucky Paleontological Society, will present,”The Geology of Antarctica and the Natural History of the Antarctic Peninsula,” based upon his January trip to Antarctica and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. There will be Humanist Education for children aged 5-12 in the Green Classroom of the RE Wing.…

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30 euros

WORKSHOP DE TIPOGRAFIA TRADICIONAL “A ORIGEM DAS ESPÉCIES”

February 7
Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra,
Largo Marquês de Pombal, Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-272 Portugal

O Clube dos Tipos em parceria com o CIBIO/InBIO-UP e o Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra na celebração do aniversário de Charles Darwin: 12 de Fevereiro – Dia de Darwin/Darwin Day. Uma atividade integrada no programa “Um dia sobre evolução”. O workshop pretende dar a conhecer aos participantes a técnica de tipografia tradicional, passando pelas várias fases: composição, imposição, impressão e distribuição. Irão compor em conjunto o final da obra de Darwin “A origem das espécies”. No dia…

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Free

A Brief Review of The Formation and Evolution of Earth and Its Life

February 7 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
City College of San Francisco,
Science Hall, Room 34. 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA United States

Darwin Day Lecture and Exhibition Origin of Species is one of the most influential books ever written. In it, Darwin gave us a scientific understanding of our origins to replace those based on ancient myths. In commemoration of Darwin’s birthday, Professor Katryn Wiese will review the main timeline and evidence for Earth’s formation and evolution, including the evolution of life on Earth. Following this review, she will lead a tour of the 4-story Science Hall exhibit, The Story of Time…

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Free

2015 Darwin Week in Charleston

February 7 @ 10:00 am - February 12 @ 5:00 pm
College of Charleston,
66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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Everyone is invited to attend our 15th annual celebration of Darwin Week!

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$5

Darwin Day

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
CCOC,
464 Metcalfe, Ottawa, ON Canada

Two events, optional tour of Museum of Nature just next door to the CCOC where we have a potluck and some talks planned. There will be an area for kids and dinosaur kits to build.

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Free

Darwin Celebration Days

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trailside Museum,
738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest, IL 60305 United States

Celebrate this naturalist’s birthday with our naturalists at Trailside Museum Drop in for movies, exhibits, and activities as we explore Darwin, nature, and evolution. Saturday and Sunday February 7th and 8th Trailside Museum Forest Preserves of Cook County

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$25

Darwin Day

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mattison’s 41,
7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL United States
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Speaker: Nancy Howell Theme: Human Evolution—A Kalahari Perspective Our 2015 celebration will take place at Mattison’s, 41 South Tamiami Trail (Note the change in venue). Details Many thanks to our Darwin Committee, composed of Susan Shuker, Judy Helgager and Sandie Zellick. Stay tuned! Scenes from the 2014 party

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$25.00

Darwin Day 2015

February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Octagon of the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater FL,
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL United States
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Keynote speaker will be Dr. David Lynn, whose groundbreaking researches into the beginning of life on our planet has propelled him into the front ranks of biological science. Dr. Elaine Hull from FSU will discuss her investigations into the question of whether we are intrinsically wired for religion. Also, we will hear from Herb Silverman, whose notable achievements in South Carolina politics are a source of  encouragement and humor. All our speakers will bring a greater and more useful understanding of the human condition. Tickets and more information are available at www.evolvetampa.com

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Darwin Day Scavenger Hunt for Families at The Smithsonian Natural Museum In Washington DC (Event on Saturday February 7th)

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History,
Constitution Ave NW at 10th Street NW, Washington DC, DC United States

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Darwin themed scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Our event will begin with an Impromptu meet and greet, then together we will make our very own Charles Darwin beard (simple fun craft) to wear throughout the museum…And then following instructions for our group Scavenger Hunt. Finally, we will end with a celebratory desert in Darwin’s honor (cake and party favors included!) Imagine that! Please wear your Camp Quest T-Shirt or…

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Free

Darwin Day 2015: From Faith to Reason

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Manteca Public Library,
320 W Center St, Manteca, CA 95336 United States
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For the first time, secular groups from the Central Valley will be co-hosting an event that focuses on the life of Charles Darwin and the transition from faith to reason. This free event, held at the gazebo near the Manteca Public Library, is family friendly and will offer the public an opportunity to recognize the scientific contributions made by Darwin that have changed our understanding of life on this planet. Two guest speakers, Jerry DeWitt from Louisiana and Ryan Bell…

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Darwin Day – Lipari – IVed.

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gattopardo Park Hotel,
via Isabella Conti, Lipari, Messina 98055 Italy

The best location for a Darwin Day: a volcanic island! Welcome in Lipari for the 4th Darwin Day proudly organized by Nesos – Nature, Culture, Tourism, Research. www.nesos.org

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$60

7th Annual Darwin Day Dinner — Norwalk, CT

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Norwalk Inn & Conference Center,
99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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Simply the BEST science party this side of the Kuiper Belt! Full course banquet dinner, cocktail hour, a SCIENCE QUIZ (with prizes!), only a few very short yet still somewhat entertaining speeches, and a talk by Yale University’s Prof. Richard O. Prum, Professor of Ornithology, and Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Peabody Museum of Natural History titled: “Aesthetic Evolution by Mate Choice: Darwin’s Really Dangerous Idea”. Lots of fun, and educational! Join us!

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Free

Darwin on the Palouse: Speakers

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
University of Idaho Admin Building,
Campus Dr, Moscow, ID 83844 United States

Darwin on the Palouse, a free event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought, is held annually in Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.

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Free

Darwin Day Celebration – “Teaching Evolution in Secondary Schools – Methods and Challenges” with guest speaker Rob Richard

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Red Bank Charter School,
58 Oakland Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 United States
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Join the Red Bank Humanists for a special Darwin Day Celebration at their February Forum. Free and Open to the Public. The Red Bank Humanists host a presentation “Teaching Evolution in Secondary Schools – Methods and Challenges” with special guest speaker Rob Richard, President, Biology Teachers Association of NJ and Visiting Professor of Science Education at the College of NJ. – Evolution is Science and Should be Taught as Science – Evolution is the Common Tie that Binds All of…

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Darwin Day: A Humanist Celebration

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island,
38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Dr. John Teehan,  Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion, holds an M.A. in Psychology (Queens College, 1987) and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Graduate Center, CUNY, 1992). He joined the full time Hofstra Faculty in 1998, while continuing to serve as a behavioral psychological consultant, and chair of the Medical Ethics committee of a mental health care organization. His main research focus is on the cognitive/evolutionary study of morality and religion, with a special interest in religious morality and religion’s…

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$8 per family (two adults and up to four children) Free for MNCH members.

Darwin Family Day

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History,
1680 E. 15th Ave., Eugene, OR 97403 United States

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and “set sail” on a voyage of family fun! You’ll journey deep into Oregon’s natural history- and trivia, crafts, and hands-on activities await you at every step along the way.

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Free

Darwin Celebration Days

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trailside Museum,
738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest, IL 60305 United States

Celebrate this naturalist’s birthday with our naturalists at Trailside Museum Drop in for movies, exhibits, and activities as we explore Darwin, nature, and evolution. Saturday and Sunday February 7th and 8th Trailside Museum of Natural History Forest Preserves of Cook County

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Darwin Day – An Evolving Tradition

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
UUFLKN – Woodlawn School,
135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville, NC 28115 United States
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In conjunction with International Darwin Day – officially celebrated on the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday (Feb 12) – the Humanist Discussion Group of the UU Fellowship of Lake Norman will lead the morning’s service in an inspirational refection on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking and hunger for truth as embodied by Charles Darwin.

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Free

Center for Inquiry Austin presents Eighth Annual Darwin Day Celebration

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Darwin Day, sponsored by CFI-Austin, is a FREE event, with lectures on the cutting edge of biological research and understanding, interactive learning activities for children and teens, and professional development credit for teachers through UTeach.

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Darwin Day Luncheon

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix,
627 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, 85201
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During the week of Charles Darwin’s birthday, we’ll dine together in celebration of our common ancestry with fish and dinosaurs! Note there will not be a regular breakfast meeting on this date. Starting time is Noon: Lunch will be served, followed by a short presentation by Geoff Clark on Evolution. Dr. Clark is Regent’s Professor Emeritus of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at ASU. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay around for Games, Trivia, Prizes and Conversation…

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Free

The SEAFA’s Darwin Day Celebration

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Westgate Library,
535 Recreation Dr., Dothan, AL United States

This years Darwin Day Celebration will be held Feb. 8th at the Westgate Library. We’ll have a movie and a panel of amazing peoples, great company and I know we’re in for some thought-provoking discussion. Also there will be cookies.

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$5

Mini Disc Golf Tournament

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
2200 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 32904 United States
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There will be an 18 hole mini disc (frisbee) golf tournament at the West Melbourne, Fl “Flying Crane Mini Disc Golf Course” located at Jan Lieson Crossroads Park (2200 Meadowlane Ave.) on Sunday, Feb. 8 @ 1:00. The course is free. Entry fee is $5 per team (up to 4 players). Winning team gets the pot (cash). This is the ONLY mini disc course in Florida, so come and check it out. Discs are available at the City Recreation office…

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$10.00

Sacramento Darwin Day

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
John Smith Hall, La Sierra Community Center,
5325 Engle Road, Carmichael, CA 95608 United States
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Musical entertainment by Jeffrey Hale and the Scientific Jam Featured Speaker: Mario Livio, PhD, Senior Astrophysicist at Space Telescope Science Institute. Topic: Charles Darwin: Curiosity, Blunders, and Brilliance Questions, followed by Refreshments (including Darwin Day cake), Dialog, and Camaraderie Singing of “Happy Birthday, Dear Charlie”

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Free

Darwin Day Potluck and Dr. Andrew Thomson on “Why We Believe In God(s)”

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax,
2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124 United States
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Our February meeting will be on Sunday, February 8 from 6 to 8 pm in the Sanctuary/Commons. We will start with a potluck dinner to be followed by a talk by J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D., on “Why We Believe In God(s).” Dr. Thomson is a psychiatrist in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also a staff psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia Student Health Services and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public…

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Free

Darwin Festival

February 9 @ 7:50 am - February 13 @ 4:00 pm
Salem State University,
352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970 United States
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36th annual week-long series of videos and lectures involving evolution – – free and open to the public

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Free

Jacksonville University Darwin Week

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - February 13 @ 1:00 pm
Jacksonville University,
2800 University Blvd. N, Jacksonville, FL 32211 United States

A week long event sponsored by Jacksonville University’s Department of Biology & Marine Science and the College of Arts & Sciences focusing on the work of Charles Darwin and the importance of evolution and reason in modern society. Monday Feb. 9th: 12:00 – 1:00 Reid Auditorium: Dr. Bill Robertson – Darwin the Person Come hear about Darwin the scientist and Darwin the man. Lunch not provided – Brown bag Tuesday Feb. 10th: 7:30 PM Northstar Pizza (119 East Bay Street…

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FestEVOLVE at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until February 15, 2015
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Celebrating the Evolution of Life February 10-15, 2015 Included with museum admission or membership Did you know mushrooms are more related to animals than plants? The tree of life is filled with intriguing connections and links, thanks to natural selection. Diversity on the planet is guided by the principles of natural selection and evolution, made famous by past and current scientists, including Charles Darwin. Join us in celebrating the theories, the people who introduced the world to these concepts, and…

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Northern Arizona University Secular Student Alliance Darwin/Evolution Party

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern Arizona University Health and Learning Center,
Room 2402, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 United States

Secular NAU Students pizza party with evolution trivia games and Darwin Birthday decorations.

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Fourth Annual Darwin Day Dinner

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Northwest Grill,
5115 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32661 United States

Fourth Annual Darwin Day Dinner sponsored by the Humanist Society of Gainesville and the Humanist Circle of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville will take place at the Northwest Grill, 39th Avenue and 53rd Street, Gainesville, on Tuesday February 10th at 6:30pm. Join us for good food and conversation as we celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday.

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Free

International Darwin Day in Taichung – 國際達爾文節

February 11 @ 9:00 am
National Museum of Natural Science,
No. 1 Guang Qian Rd., Taichung, 407 Taiwan
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It is the vision of International Darwin Day to “reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.” In honor of these principles and in celebration with groups around the world, Taichung Skeptics in the Pub and Taichung Atheists, Freethinkers, and Humanists invites you to join us as we observe International Darwin Day at the National Museum of Natural Science. All are welcome on what we hope…

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FestEVOLVE at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until February 15, 2015
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Celebrating the Evolution of Life February 10-15, 2015 Included with museum admission or membership Did you know mushrooms are more related to animals than plants? The tree of life is filled with intriguing connections and links, thanks to natural selection. Diversity on the planet is guided by the principles of natural selection and evolution, made famous by past and current scientists, including Charles Darwin. Join us in celebrating the theories, the people who introduced the world to these concepts, and…

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Darwin Birthday Dinner

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Los Galapagos Restaurant,
378 S. Greener Ave. , Columbus, OH 43085 United States
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A social gathering for all who want to celebrate the birth of Charles Darwin!

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Bar de Ciències/ Science’s Bar

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Octubre CCC,
Sant Ferran 12, Valencia, Valencia 46001 Spain
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Public debat on epidemics, pandemics and contagies with Fernando González Candelas (professor of Genetics, molecular epidemiologist) and Reis Juan (journalist)

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Historical Dramatist aka Charles Darwin

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Humanist meeting,
1828 Old Naperville Rd., Naeprville , IL 60563 United States

Who: Humanists of West Suburban Chicagoland (HWSC) When: Feb. 11, 2014 at 7:30 (preceded with a 6:30 potluck) Where: DuPage Unitarian Church, 1828 Old Naperville Rd., Naperville IL 60563 Topic: Darwin Day Celebration Speaker: R.J. Lindsey, historical dramatist aka Charles Darwin Our February meeting always entails a celebration of Darwin Day. This year we will be in the capable hands of historical dramatist R.J. Lindsey who through extensive research, meticulous attention to detail and the use of documented speeches, letters…

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Free

Darwin Day at NDSU

February 12
Century Theater,
1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Celebrate Darwins birthday and Science at NDSU with cake, presentations and a life size Darwin

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Free

Darwin Day in the Black Forest!

February 12
Gengenbach City Hall,
Rathaus, Gengenbach, 77723 Germany

In true Black Forest fashion, come celebrate Darwin Day during Carnival dressed as your favorite pinnacle of evolution, whether that’s a unique animal, an ancient ancestor, or a modern character enjoying the festivities. A professional gymnastics show will be a highlight, time to be announced.

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Darwin Day 2015 in Bodø @University of Nordland

February 12 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Nordland,
Universitetsalleen 11, Bodø, 8026 Norway

Let’s celebrate the most influential biologist ever on his birthday, the 12 February! The birthday party is for students, staff and all biology-interested people at Universitetet i Nordland. As a proper birthday party, we serve cake. In addition exciting and interesting lectures on Darwin’s work. Two lectures will be held to honour Darwin: 1215-1300: “Sexual selection – Darwin’s most important contribution to biology. – By prof. Jarle Nordeide” 1315-1400: “Darwin and the machines. Evolution by natural selection as a method…

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3rd Annual Black Drop Coffeehouse Darwin Day Coffee Meetup

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Drop Coffeehouse,
300 West Champion Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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General discussion and good coffee. The Black Drop Coffeehouse is not sponsoring this event.

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Free

ESPECIAL “DIA DE DARWIN” – Leitura livre do livro “Henriqueta, a tartaruga de Darwin”.

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra,
Largo Marquês de Pombal, Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-272 Portugal

Charles Darwin nasceu a 12 de Fevereiro de 1809, uma data que é assinalada mundialmente através de várias atividades sobre a sua vida e obra maior – a teoria da evolução por seleção natural. Um dos momentos decisivos da sua vida foi a viagem a bordo do navio Beagle e a estadia nas ilhas Galápagos, onde se diz que terá conhecido uma tartaruga chamada Henriqueta. Henriqueta viveu uma longa vida num zoológico da Austrália, onde ficou sempre conhecida como “a…

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FestEVOLVE at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until February 15, 2015
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Celebrating the Evolution of Life February 10-15, 2015 Included with museum admission or membership Did you know mushrooms are more related to animals than plants? The tree of life is filled with intriguing connections and links, thanks to natural selection. Diversity on the planet is guided by the principles of natural selection and evolution, made famous by past and current scientists, including Charles Darwin. Join us in celebrating the theories, the people who introduced the world to these concepts, and…

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Darwin Day 2015

February 12 @ 10:10 am - March 12 @ 10:10 pm
Indian INstitute of Science Education and Research Mohali,
Sector 81 SAS Nagar Knowledge City, Mohali, Punjab 140306 India
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Events Include PnV Club presents a. Wildlife Photography Exhibition b. Paintings of a lifetime ( Prof. T. R. Rao’s works ) 2) Arts Club presents Doodle and cartoon 3) Pictionary Challenge 4) IMQC presents The Voyage of the Beagle (Quiz) 5) Public Lecture 6) Student Talks 7) Essay Writing 8) Documentary Screening 9) Great Backyard Bird Count Challenge Tentative Schedule: Thursday: Exhibition + Talk: Prof. T. R. Rao (7: 00 PM) + Student talk + Documentary (after dinner?) Friday: Essay…

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Darwin Day 2015 Tyler, Texas

February 12 @ 10:30 am - March 13 @ 3:30 pm

This year’s Darwin Day celebration features three main events: a keynote address, evolutionary themed video screenings, and a teacher development workshop. The keynote speaker for this year’s Darwin Day is Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. In addition to his distinguished research career in evolutionary biology, Dr. Pigliucci is the co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast and editor in chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon. His keynote address is called…

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On the origin of multicellularity

February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sala Charles Darwin,
Aulari Interfacultatiu, Campus de Burjassot (Universitat de València), Vicent Andrés Estellés s/n, Valencia 46100 Spain

Lecture by Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo (ICREA, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, CSIC-UPF, Barcelona)

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Free

ESPECIAL “DIA DE DARWIN” – SEMINÁRIO “A arquitetura segundo Charles Darwin”

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra,
Largo Marquês de Pombal, Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-272 Portugal

A arquitetura é uma atividade humana milenar, construída com base em conceitos que se mantêm inalterados por décadas ou mesmo séculos. No entanto, os investigadores contemporâneos deste campo do saber têm encontrado em Darwin inspirações inéditas. A programação das formas permite a criação de um código mutável com o qual se podem gerar uma infinidade de modelos. O código generativo, associado aos algoritmos genéticos, permitem processos automáticos de otimização. Neste contexto, o computador deixa de ser uma mera ferramenta de…

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UAB Darwin Day Celebration

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - March 13 @ 10:00 pm
McWane Science Center,
200 19th Steet N, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Third Annual Darwin Day Celebration In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday, the Department of Biology at UAB will be hosting its 3rd annual Darwin Day. This event aims to celebrate scientific research with an emphasis on (but not limited to) evolutionary biology. Darwin Day will be held on Thursday & Friday, February 12 & 13. Feb 12 Poster session from 2:30 – 5:00 Edge of Chaos, 4th floor Lister Hill Library This poster session will showcase research from UAB students…

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USF Darwin Day

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
USF CWY 107,
4202 E Fowler Ave CWY 107, Tampa, FL 33620 United States
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In celebration of Darwin’s contributions, our multi-disciplinary group has hosted outside speakers and workshops to increase understand and awareness of the theory of evolution. This year, we are happy to host Dr. Evelyn Fox Keller who will present a seminar on “From Gene Action to Reactive Genomes: Implications for Evolution” on 2/12 at 3:30 in CWY107 followed by a reception in the CWY 2nd floor rotunda on USF Tampa campus.

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Celebrate Darwin Day!

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vermillion City Hall,
25 Center St., Vermillion, SD 57069 United States
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This celebration will include a presentation about Charles Darwin and Galapagos tortoises. The presentation will be followed by a birthday party including cake and party games with Darwin & Galapagos themes

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Humanists of North Central Florida Darwin Day Science Fair & Member Potluck

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Guard Armory,
900 Southwest 20th Street, Ocala, FL 34481 United States
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Members are participating as judges in the local school district science fair followed by celebrating Darwin Day with a potluck. Darwin Day Service Event — February 12, 2015 Humanists of North Central Florida are volunteering to judge student projects in the Big Springs Regional Science Fair National Guard Armory in Ocala. Project areas include natural and social sciences, medicine and health, engineering and math, technology and environment. VOLUNTEERING DOES NOT REQUIRE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, ONLY INTEREST AND PASSION FOR LEARNING Click HERE if you are interested in helping or gaining…

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HCCO Bleed and Feed

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carriage Place Donor Center,
4820 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43235 United States
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It’s time to give of yourself! Donate blood, and then replenish yourself by going out to dinner with fellow donors and freethinkers. Schedule your appointment at the Carriage Place Donor Center anytime from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. We move from the donor center to our dinner location about 6:45pm. If you cannot donate, come and cheer on those who can. In February, we’ll be eating at the Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant, right down the street (2950 Hayden Road, Columbus, OH 43235).…

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Bake a Cake for Darwin Contest at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Bake and decorate a cake in an evolution or ecology theme to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday, and impress scientists from the past and present. FREE and open to all competitors and spectators. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded. Bring a plate and fork. See our Flickr page for inspirations from past contests. This year while the judges deliberate, participate in a friendly game of cake bingo to win the first slice of your favourite cake! Please note: Set up…

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February 12, 2015 Proclaimed as ‘Charles Darwin Day’ By Delaware Governor Jack Markell

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Courtyard Newark – University of Delaware,
400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 United States
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The Delaware Atheist Meetup has graciously been presented with a proclamation from the Governor of Delaware, the Honorable Jack Markell, which proclaims February 12th, 2015, to be “Charles Darwin Day” in the State of Delaware for all of his achievements in the field of science. All are invited to join us at the Courtyard Marriott in Newark on February 12th at 5:00pm to celebrate, reflect, and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for…

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DNA en de mens morgen: wat kunnen genen betekenen voor U?

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Aula QC – VUB,
Toegang 6 -Triomflaan/toegang 13 - Pleinlaan 2, Brussel, 1050 Belgium
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A discussion evening about the opportunities and challenges, associated with modern DNA research.

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Darwin Day

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Religious Education Center,
2207 Indiana Ave, Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Military Atheists & Secular Humanists of Fort Campbell will be hosting a Darwin Day celebration at the Fort Campbell Religious Education Center, 2207 Indiana Avenue. Our guest speaker will be anthropologist Michael Kohut. If you are not a military member or DoD ID card holder, you will need to request a pass at the visitor centers located at Gate 4 or Gate 7. You will be required to present your vehicle registration and proof of insurance and a valid drivers…

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Darwin Day at Portland State University with Dr. Jim Baichtal of Tongass National Forest!

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union Room 355,
1825 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Dr. Jim Baichtal, lead geologist for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, has conducted a variety of biological field research from ancient invertebrate assemblages in karst forests to large-scale landscape shaping by glaciation. An engaging and educational speaker, Dr. Baichtal will be taking us through the evolution of coastlines as we know them and how glaciers have had a drastic effect on their development in this first of two lectures at PSU to celebrate Darwin Day. Dr. Baichtal will be…

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Darwin Conversations: Climate Change and Oregon Salmon

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Knight Law Center room 175,
1515 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403 United States

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History presents the first in the 2014 series of Darwin Conversations. Salmon have been in Oregon longer than people have, but today salmon populations are threatened by human activity. Join the conversation. How will climate change affect wild salmon populations, and what can you do to help these iconic species recover to historic levels? Panelists Ryan Branstetter Fisheries Biologist Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission David Graves GIS Specialist Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Moderator…

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Lincoln-Darwin Day Discussion

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eagle Public library,
600 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631 United States

We will hold a small celebration of and discussion about the two great men born on the same day. The idea is just to talk about the accomplishments of both.   (Also, it would be good to bring together people in this small town who may not know others who are interested in such things. There is very limited space, 10 to 12 people. I will need an email from anyone wishing to attend. Please email me at kdelanoy@antiochne.edu)

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Darwin Day / Secular Hub Anniversary

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Secular Hub,
3100 Downing St. #C, Denver, CO 80246 United States
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Please join us on Darwin Day on February 12th for our 2nd anniversary celebration highlighting our years accomplishments, and, vision for the future.

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Darwin Day on Ocracoke Island

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Philip Howard Home,
30 Lawton Lane, Ocracoke, NC 27960 United States
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Potluck Dinner & Tug-of-War. Bring a dish to share…and any symbol of evolution or creationism (costume, drawing, photo, sculpture, bumper sticker, etc.), the more creative the better! After dinner we will have a tug-of-war in Lawton Lane to settle the controversy! If you will be on the island please join us.

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Chaffee County CO Celebrates Darwin Day!

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Salida Community Center,
305 F St, Salida, CO 81201 United States
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In commemoration of Charles Darwin’s birthday and his contributions to science, celebrated by the Central Colorado Humanists (CCH) at this time each year, CCH will present a 50-minute video entitled “Ghost in your Genes” at 6:30 PM on Thursday, February 12 at the Salida Community Center, followed by discussion and light refreshments…including birthday cake and ice cream! Please join us for this free public gathering. Summary of the film: Scientists have long puzzled over the different fates of identical twins:…

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Darwin Day/Secular Hub 2nd Anniversary Celebration

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Secular Hub,
3100 Downing St. #C, Denver, CO 80246 United States

Please join us on Darwin Day on February 12th for our 2nd anniversary celebration highlighting our years accomplishments, and, vision for the future. Doors open at 6:30pm, talk begins at 7pm, and there will be Q&A during and after the the talk. We will also have an expert led discussion by Lou Taylor, Ph.D., Vertebrate Paleontologist and Research Associate at DMNS. Louis H. Taylor Lou Taylor is a Research Associate at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Lou received…

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Humanist and Freethinkers of New Bern Darwin Day Party

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Private home,
New Bern, NC 28560 United States

Join the Humanists & Freethinkers of New Bern for a social event with finger food at a private home. In honor of Charles Darwin, Paul Bogardus and Ellen Sutliff invite you to enjoy some social time with fellow humanists. We’ll have hors d’oeuvres and finger food enough for a meal and, of course, some cake and ice cream. BYOB! Any contributions of food are most welcome but not required. Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/New-Bern-Humanists/events/219825100/ Just for some added fun, wear a t-shirt…

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El que l’evolució ens diu de l’alimentació

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Animasalus – Espai de Salut Conscient,
Passeig del Vapor Gran, 4F, Terrassa, Barcelona 08221 Spain

Celebra el Dia Internacional de Darwin! Celebra la valentia intel·lectual, la curiositat permanent i el compromís amb la veritat! Quin paper té el procés d’evolució en l’obesitat i en la diabetis tipus 2? I el foc en la nutrició? Convé seguir la Paleodieta? Aquestes i altres qüestions el proper dijous 12 de febrer a les 18:30 Entrada lliure *Si confirmes assistència, t’assegures la cadira!

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Darwin Day with Humanists of Utah

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Unitarian Church – Eliot Hall,
569 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 United States

Humanists of Utah will host our Eighth Annual Darwin Day on Thursday, February 12. Paul Ricketts from the University of Utah Physics and Astronomy Department will be our featured speaker. His topic will be The Lives of Stars. The event will start an hour earlier than usual at 6:30 with a reception. The lecture will begin at 7:30 with the annual Darwin Cake cut at 8:45. We will meet in Eliot Hall at the First Unitarian Church located at 569…

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Darwin Day Dinner

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jose Tequila’s Restaurant,
1108 E. Little Creek Road., Norfolk, VA 23518 United States
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Charles Darwin’s Birthday and a Book Exchange. We’re meeting two weeks earlier than usual in order to celebrate the birthday of the man who changed our perception of life and how we got here. Come and spend the evening eating Mexican and discussing Darwin. We’ve persuaded our own Jan Floyd to present some material to us, and we promise a lively discussion afterward. Additionally, we’re going to have another book exchange, this one for books, books on CD, and DVDs…

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Draughts for Darwin!

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fall River Tap House,
1030 E Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96002 United States
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Come raise a glass and honor one of humankind’s greatest insights… or, simply, enjoy a beer with some friendly people and share tales of your favorite “Darwin Award” recipients and their efforts to improve our species.

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Birthday Bash For Charles Darwin

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday at a restaurant in Hamden! Please visit www.meetup.com/cthumanist for details and to RSVP.

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Darwin Day at SDSU

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Diego State University,
5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92115 United States

A discussion and question/answer session regarding evolution, to celebrate Darwin’s great contributions to science.

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Is Man Just Another Animal? A talk by Professor Steve Jones

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
The St. Thomas Centre,
Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ United Kingdom
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Steve Jones is a professor of genetics, science writer and broadcaster, and a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association. He gave the first BHA Holyoake Lecture in Manchester in 2009. The evening will commence with a performance by the Greater Manchester Humanist Choir. Steve will speak for about an hour and this will be followed by questions and discussion. Venue: The St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester  M12 6Z (full disabled access and free on-street parking nearby) Tickets…

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Plymouth Humanists – Origin of the Spices

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Veggie Perrins,
Plymouth, PL1 1SD
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For the third year now, we will be going to Veggie Perrins for our Darwin day meal. I will need numbers to book so please only ‘join’ if you are certain you can come, if you do need to put ‘maybe’ please confirm as soon as you can. On Thursdays, Veggie Perrins put on a South Indian Banquet and have offered us the reduced price of £12 per head (plus drinks) for this. This is a slight increase on last…

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Birthday Bash For Charles Darwin

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eil’s On Whitney,
2392 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 United States
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Join us for a birthday bash for Charles Darwin, the father of the Theory of Evolution. Bring your favorite story/ quote about Darwin to share. The bash is in the Bobcat Room of Eli’s On Whitney. There is plenty of free parking across the street in front of the restaurant (driveway entrance on School Street), we are doing separate checks and the room is semi-private room. We do request that you RSVP by visiting our meetup page www.meetup.com/cthumanist/

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Darwin Day Lecture 2015: What would Darwin say to today’s creationists?

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Logan Hall, Institute of Education,
20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL United Kingdom
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The British Humanist Association presents the Darwin Day Lecture 2015, chaired by Richard Dawkins. This year’s speaker will be Dr Eugenie Scott, whose talk is entitled ‘What would Darwin say to today’s creationists?’ any elements of the modern American creationist movement would be familiar to Darwin, especially the argument from design, which of course was very well known (and well-regarded) by educated people of his time. Young Earth creationism, on the other hand, would puzzle him; Bishop Ussher’s 4004 BC…

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Happy Birthday Darwin!

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Superior State University,
650 West Easterday Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 United States
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We’ll be hosting a birthday party for Charles Darwin at the LSSU Cisler Center, complete with cake, cupcakes, and punch. While the refreshments are being served, a history professor will give a presentation on Darwin and his contributions to science.

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Humanist Association of Ireland Darwin Day lecture “The Ice Age and its Discovery: Darwin, Controversies, 200 years of research and what we now know… ” Prof. Pete Coxon, Department of Geography, Trinity College, Dublin

February 12 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm Thursday 12th February 2015 Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin. All are welcome to attend this free public lecture.

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Darwin’s Birthday: drinks & science @ Darwin’s Theory, with Humanists of Houston

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Darwin’s Theory,
33 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007 United States
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Celebrate with beverages, biology, and cake at this appropriately-named pub. Our program in the enclosed patio will include short guest talks separated by Q&A and audience quiz. Brush up on your evolution & Darwin facts! The speaker schedule includes nationally prominent evolutionary biologist Prof. Dan Graur.

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FestEVOLVE at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until February 15, 2015
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Celebrating the Evolution of Life February 10-15, 2015 Included with museum admission or membership Did you know mushrooms are more related to animals than plants? The tree of life is filled with intriguing connections and links, thanks to natural selection. Diversity on the planet is guided by the principles of natural selection and evolution, made famous by past and current scientists, including Charles Darwin. Join us in celebrating the theories, the people who introduced the world to these concepts, and…

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Darwin’s Birthday Happy Heathen Hour!

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rally Point Sports Grill,
1837 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513 United States

Join us for Happy Heathen Hour for eats, drinks, banter – and a BIRTHDAY PARTY for CHARLES DARWIN! Come celebrate the life of the author of The Origin of Species! Relax, chat, laugh, feel at home with other freethinkers. The more the merrier! Happy Heathen Hour is sponsored by the Triangle Freethought Society, and we welcome heathens from all quarters–so bring your friends! We meet at Rally Point Sports Grill & Bar 1837 N Harrison Ave Cary, NC. We will…

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FestEVOLVE at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until February 15, 2015
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Celebrating the Evolution of Life February 10-15, 2015 Included with museum admission or membership Did you know mushrooms are more related to animals than plants? The tree of life is filled with intriguing connections and links, thanks to natural selection. Diversity on the planet is guided by the principles of natural selection and evolution, made famous by past and current scientists, including Charles Darwin. Join us in celebrating the theories, the people who introduced the world to these concepts, and…

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The Beaty Museum Loves FestEVOLVE

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

You can’t spell FestEVOLVE without love! This year, celebrate evolution at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum on Valentine’s day. Meet researchers that study hybrid zones, scientists interested in evolution, participate in hands-on activities like DNA extractions, create biodiversity Valentine’s Day cards, and more! Drop in between 11am-3pm to learn about natural selection, mating systems, DNA, the tree of life, and Charles Darwin. Open to all visitors – come solo, bring a date, or invite the whole family. Open Activity under the…

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Darwin Day 2015 in Bodø

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stormen bibliotek,
Bodø, Norway

We celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with lectures by profs. Ketil Eiane and Jarle Tryti Nordeide at “Stormen”

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Darwin Day Hosted by Michigan Skeptics Association

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CJ’s Brewery,
14900 Beck Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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February 12th is International Darwin Day. This year it will also be Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday. On This month we will be joining with the International Darwin Day organization in celebrating Darwin and his history changing accomplishments.

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Bates College and Lewiston Middle School Darwin Day event

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gray Cage,
44 Campus Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240 United States

Involving 50 Lewiston Middle Schoolers and 15 Bates College undergraduates, our Darwin Day seeks to celebrate evolution through hands-on activities. Our event will encompass seven activities, ranging from bioillustrations to stories about a recent course held in the Galapagos.

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QUE ATRAENTE! – ESPECIAL DIA DE DARWIN

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra,
Largo Marquês de Pombal, Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-272 Portugal

No Dia dos Namorados, vem aprender porque alguns indivíduos têm uma aparência tão vistosa. Será para conseguir “namorar”? E porque o Carnaval está quase a chegar, no final levas para casa uma pequena surpresa! Esta atividade está inserida na iniciativa ‘Um dia sobre a evolução’. 5 aos 7 anos

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Hari Darwin Malaysia

February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Watch Inherit The Wind. Starring Oscar winners Spencer Tracy and Fredric March, and Oscar nominated Gene Kelly. A gripping classic based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Q&A at the end of the movie.

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Darwin Day at the MicroMegaMondo of the Esapolis

February 15
ESAPOLIS Butterfly Arc,
via dei Colli 28, Padova, Padova 35143 Italy

Darwin Day 2015 At the MicroMegaMondo of the Esapolis Museum Un evento speciale ed imperdibile per famiglie ed appassionati Domenica 15 Febbraio ad ESAPOLIS In via dei Colli 28 a Padova Museo ESAPOLIS della Provincia di Padova Padova, Via dei Colli 28 Il 15 Febbraio, partecipando al Darwin Day 2015, celebrato in tutto il mondo come l’anniversario dalla nascita di Charles Darwin, i visitatori del Museo ESAPOLIS potranno trascorrere un’esperienza speciale attraverso incontri e attività didattiche organizzate per l’occasione dai…

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FestEVOLVE at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until February 15, 2015
Beaty Biodiversity Museum,
2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Celebrating the Evolution of Life February 10-15, 2015 Included with museum admission or membership Did you know mushrooms are more related to animals than plants? The tree of life is filled with intriguing connections and links, thanks to natural selection. Diversity on the planet is guided by the principles of natural selection and evolution, made famous by past and current scientists, including Charles Darwin. Join us in celebrating the theories, the people who introduced the world to these concepts, and…

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Darwin Day Party at Dinosaur World Florida

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dinosaur World,
5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City, FL 33565 United States
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Humanist Families of Greater Tampa is hosting this family friendly event. Come join us to celebrate Darwin’s Birthday at Dinosaur World. Bring a picnic and come prepared to dance in the Blue Footed Booby Dance competition. This is a fun park and has made many upgrades since our last visit. We will have picnic tables assigned to us. Group rate (if we have 12 or more RSVPs) is $8. Extras – like the dino dig and the mine package are…

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5th Annual Darwin Day Celebration of Science and Humanity

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reno Downtown Library,
301 South Center St, Reno, NV United States
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Reno Darwin Day will feature presentations and exhibits by local educators, researchers, students and science enthusiasts on a wide range of subjects including the life and works of Charles Darwin; biological evolution; the contributions and benefits of scientific discovery to humanity; science education; psychology and current affairs related to science and technology. Come join us for this free event!

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Evolution Weekend: What does is mean to be EVOLVED?

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:10 pm
Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
374 Hicks Road (Bellevue), Nashville, TN 37221 United States
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As part of the world-wide celebration of Evolution Weekend and the birthday of Charles Darwin, anthropologist Mike Kohut will speak at the Sunday service at Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 374 Hicks Road (Bellevue) in Nashville on February 15. The service is at 11, discussion at 9:45, lunch at 12:15. Mike Kohut is a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology at Vanderbilt University. He spent more than two years of intensive fieldwork studying attitudes about and understandings of evolution in Tennessee…

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Darwin Day Meeting of the UU Humanists (Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - February 16 @ 2:00 pm
Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
1241 Ceres Drive, Lafayette, 80026 United States
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A discussion on meaning in light of evolution & naturalism, drawing on the thoughts of past and present UU Humanists. All are welcome.

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Sunday Assembly Bloomington February :: Evolution

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library,
303 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Sunday Assembly Bloomington will be celebrating Darwin’s discoveries at our February assembly!

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Saturday, Lecture February 21, 2015 – The Scars of Human Evolution Time: 2:00 PM Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room W2-47 Details Speaker: Alan Mann

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
room W2-48 at CBI building,
18th and Callow Hill, Philadelphia, PA United States

Professor Alan Mann will discuss “The Scars of Evolution” Evolution results in function, not perfection. A good example is the evolution of human upright posture. We have evolved from four legged ancestors with the ability to move using our rear limbs only, leaving our front limbs free to carry and use objects. But our bipedality has also resulted in numerous problems associated with this evolu-tionary development, including lower back problems and difficulty in giving birth. Alan Mann, Professor Emeritus, University…

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Omaha Metro Area Humanist Association (OMAHA) Darwin Day Event

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Embassy Park Apartments Clubhouse,
9045 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68114 United States
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OMAHA will be hosting a special showing of the NOVA program “Darwin’s Darkest Hour” in celebration of Darwin Day. This the two-hour drama was produced for the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his seminal work On the Origin of the Species. In 1858 Charles Darwin received a letter from naturalist Alfred Wallace, explaining his own theory of evolution. This was the trigger event that led to the publication of Darwin’s seminal theory on the origin…

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Evolutionary Biology, Then and Now – a two-speaker mini-symposium

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Ashiana Indian Restaurant,
5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, GA 30071 United States
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The Atlanta Science Tavern is pleased to host their Third Annual Darwin Day Dinner, Sunday, February 15 at Ashiana Indian Restaurant in the Global Mall in Norcross. This year’s theme continues the Darwin Day Dinner tradition of “evolutionary biology, then and now,” offering a look at evolutionary biology both from a historical perspective and from the perspective of contemporary research. The evening’s program is a two-speaker mini-symposium, gathering at 5:30 pm. It will feature evolutionary biologists Will Ratcliff, an Assistant…

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“Let your Science curiosity evolve into something great” Darwin

February 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Burundi Humanist Charity is happy to celebrate for the first time “DARWIN DAY” 2015 The location where the event will be hold is in Kanyosha, and the organizer is “Blaise Ntakarutimana” the President and Legal Representative of this secular and humanist association. As an emerging group, it will be an opportunity to talk about the use of Scientific method and Reason to resolve problems in developing countries, especially Burundi, and humanist perspectives for sustainable development. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burundi-Humanist-Charity/840541919291876

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Darwin Conversations: Oregon’s Wild Horses

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Knight Law Center room 175,
1515 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403 United States

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History presents the second in the 2014 series of Darwin Conversations. Mustangs have few natural predators, and they are protected under federal law. Today, thousands of wild horses are kept in holding facilities across the West. Join the conversation. How should Oregon’s wild mustangs be managed? Panelists Rob Sharp Supervisory Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Bureau of Land Management – Burns District Scott Beckstead Senior Oregon Director The Humane Society of the United States…

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Darwin Day Recognition–Humanists of Minnesota

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Field Community School,
4546 4th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN United States
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“Understanding Warfare: An Evolutionary Approach,” Michael L. Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota. Join us at our February chapter meeting to recognize and honor the legacy of Charles Darwin. Our guest speaker Michael Wilson is an Evolutionary Anthropologist who studies the behavior and ecology of primates to gain insights into the evolution of human behavior. He will discuss how an evolutionary perspective on warfare can help shed light on why…

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Darwin Day 2015

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tulane Unversity Dinwiddie Hall, Room 103,
6823 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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Hosted by Tulane Anthropology and NOSHA

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10° Darwin Day in Correggio: “Nature, wisdom and happiness after Darwin”

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sala Conferenze Palazzo Principi,
Corso Cavour, 7, Correggio, 42015 Italy
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Nature, wisdom and happiness after Darwin. After Darwin the man acquires the awareness of being part of a bio-cosmic evolution without end and has to contend with this its natural condition. Hence the need and the opportunity to lead responsibly its existence. Meeting with prof. Orlando Franceschelli Philosopher whose thought has developed in several publications among which “God and Darwin. Nature and man between evolution and creation”; “The nature after Darwin. Evolution and human wisdom” and the recent “Praise of…

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