Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Importance of Charles Darwin

Last week (February 12, 2008) was the bi-centenary of Charles Darwin's birth. This month is also the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s seminal work On the Origin of Species. Yet even after these many years there are still people who refuse to leave their blind faith aside and accept the beauty of the theory of evolution.

Why? Well attribute it to the standards of education specifically science education in many countries at school level. If schools continue to let their curriculum hijacked by religious fundamentalists and psuedo-scientists, education standards are going to suffer. Well, I'll leave this for another day.

Today is the day to celebrate the genius of Darwin. Who best to throw some light on the importance of Darwin? Prof. Richard Dawkins, one of the leading intellectuals in the world in the field of Evolutionary Biology. I'm cross posting some links, National Geographic's (UK) videos on this topic, i came across at So head over to Nat Geo and get yourself some gyan (knowledge).

Thank goodness for Darwin!

1 comment:

Shuuro said...

very pertinent post. I think science should be given precedence for the matters related to humankind in general and faith should be restricted to one's personal realm.