Darwin Day is almost here! February 12th marks a worldwide celebration of the inspirational Charles Darwin, his forward thinking and unwavering resilience to simply accept traditional knowledge of how the modern human race came to exist. He is best known throughout the world for his groundbreaking, and controversial, research into evolution.
A British gem
Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist; he was born in 1809 in Shropshire and died in 1882 in Kent at the age of 73 and not only significantly influenced science and philosophy during his time but his discoveries and theories continue to do so today!
Despite his passing in the 19th century, the celebration of Darwin Day wasn’t created until more than 100 years after his death, but it is now celebrated in the UK, USA and beyond.
Find a Darwin Day event near you!
According to the International Darwin Day website, their mission is ‘to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin’. Now we don’t know about you, but we feel that people evoking change, no matter how small, can only be a great step forward for humanity. If you feel like getting together with like-minded individuals to celebrate Darwin Day, you can find a list of international events on the International Darwin Day website.
Spread the Darwin love
Why not call your friends and family who aren’t in the UK and inspire them to celebrate Darwin Day and all the great things it stands for – you could even let them know about an event in their area. Don’t forget you can make super cheap calls through Cherry Call to a whole host of international destinations! For more information on our outstanding international