Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy 198th Birthday, Chuck!

Today is the 198th birthday of that brilliant and controversial figure, Charles Darwin.

Now that I am finished with Richard Dawkins's tome, The God Delusion, I will pay proper homage to Darwin by reading Michael Shermer's Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design. Expect a double review in a week or so.

In the meantime, check out the HMS Beagle replica project, a group that hopes to build a sailable replica of the very ship that took Darwin to his famous exploration of the Galapagos Islands. The project hopes to be completed in time for Darwin's 200th birthday in 2009. Best of luck to them!

Oh yeah, someone else had a 198th birthday today. Some dude named Abraham Lincoln. But, what did he ever do?