Feb. 16, 2016
Group pleased Supervisors recognize the value of science and reason
For Immediate Release
Humanists of Linn County Contact:
(Cedar Rapids, IA, February 12, 2016) The Humanists of Linn County applauds the Linn County Board of Supervisors for issuing a proclamation recognizing International Darwin Day, a commemoration of the birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin and the achievements of modern scientists. “Charles Darwin’s spirit of scientific curiosity has inspired generations of scientists,” said Roxanne Gissler, president of the Humanists of Linn County. “International Darwin Day is an opportunity to recognize innovations and discoveries that have advanced our knowledge and human progress, and the scientists who made them. We’re very pleased that the Linn County Board of Supervisors recognizes the value of science and reason, and we thank them for their willingness to share that with the community.”
International Darwin Day was founded in 1993 by Dr. Robert Stephens to honor the accomplishments of Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution continues to inform groundbreaking discoveries in biology, genetics and medicine, among other fields of research. A project of the American Humanist Association, Darwin Day also observes the contributions of scientists across the globe whose findings have advanced human progress and the betterment of our lives on this earth.
The American Humanist Association maintains the Darwin Day website, which contains further information about local Darwin Day events, Charles Darwin’s life and scientific achievements and efforts at the state and local levels to have Darwin Day officially recognized.
The proclamation can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/
The Humanists of Linn County (HLC) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other non-religious Iowans in Linn County and the surrounding area. The HLC advances the ethical and life-affirming philosophy of humanism, which – without beliefs in any gods or other supernatural forces – encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity The HLC is a chapter of the American Humanist Association.