Today, February 12th 2020 is a day that should be celebrated around the world but is unfortunately pushed under the rug.
Today is Darwin Day! Now most if not all of you should know who Charles Darwin, the father of evolution is, but just in case you do not, here is a link to a bio for him, we wont be spending time going over his whole story as there is just too much to tell!
Charles Darwin is the creator of the Theory of Natural Selection and the greatest champion of evolution the world has ever known. Through his various works we have gained an understanding of the natural world that we were completely blind to before.
Not only how all the plants and animals found their ways beside us through evolutionary paths, but even our own origins can be discovered within the pages of his works. Darwin stated that the origin of man would be from Africa, and low and behold look what we have found. All from comparative analysis and critical thinking.
Without Charles Darwin we would not understand evolution as we do today, and we must keep his spirit alive in order to keep his lessons in our schools. Evolution is not going anywhere, and neither is Darwin, but we must keep it this way and promote his work in and outside of our educational institutions.
Teaching about Darwin helps to show that the natural world is so wild and beautiful, that there is so much out there to acknowledge and respect, to understand how something came to be is to truly know its essence. It is through this that all efforts of conservation and rehabilitation of natural habitats comes from.
Without Darwin, our respect for the natural world, as it is today, would be drastically different. There was a time when nature was all that mattered to us, but as we moved into towns and cities we lost our way. Darwin helped us start to find our way back.
So here is to remembering Darwin, and continuing his work, some of the most important work of our time, or of any time. Lets keep his thoughts and ideas alive and remember him not only each year on his day, but each time we observe the world around us, and just remember, we are apart of nature not the master of it.