Darwin’s theory of evolution via natural selection (which has since been found to be fact) revolutionized biology. That fact that is name is practically reviled by creationists and that his work is so misunderstood among the general public is a tragedy.
Darwin’s accomplishments are on the order of those of Newton, Galileo, Euler, and maybe even Einstein. Sunday is the day to celebrate it.
Darwin’s 200th Birthday will occur on February 12, 2009; it will also be the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his famous book On The Origin of Species. So, together we have time to evolve a truly International Celebration to show our appreciation for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.