Today marks the bicentennial of the birth of one of the greatest minds in biological and scientific history, Charles Darwin. I know that this isn’t exactly otaku-related but I had to mention the man responsible for giving rise to my area of study, Biology, as we now see it. This year is also the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, an eloquently written piece of literature in which even the layman can understand the most important unifying theme of Biology, evolution. Yet one hundred and fifty years later, only half of Americans support evolution while two-thirds believe in idea of Creationism. Whether you support evolution or not, please take the time today to at least acknowledge Darwin for his contributions to modern science.
PS: It is also the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln