- Read one of his books OTHER than Origin of Species (see Darwin online for some there). My favorite is the Voyage of the Beagle but there are many others.
- Stop using the terms Darwinism and Darwinian evolution (see Safina for more on this - I thought this article was a bit of overkill but still has some important points).
- Vote against anyone who says Intelligent Design should be taught in science class or that you should "teach the controversy." Or at least endorse right thinking candidates.
- Contribute to evolution education in some way - teaching, writing a book, releasing teaching materials, donate to a museum (e.g., California Academy) or other organization (e.g., NCSE) or even the cool HMS Beagle Project. Just help educate the world about the science of evolution.
- Attend some Darwin Day celebration(s).
- Get a cool evolution tattoo (see Zimmer for more) or display your support in some outward way.
- Support the National Science Foundation (if you are in the US) as they are the strongest supporters of Evolution related research.
- Name your kid or pet or boat or city after him.
- Visit the Galapagos or at least check out the Darwin Station online.(see pics below ...)
- Insert your own here .....
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
10 simple ways to honor Charlie D (aka Darwin)
If you do not know, Thursday is a big day - Darwin Day 2009. A global celebration in honor of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Today I am making a suggestion of 10 simple things you can do to honor Darwin: