Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, who is best known for the classic work On the Origin of Species in which he proposed natural selection, the basis of the modern evolutionary synthesis.
Darwin Day should not be confused with the Darwin Awards which salute the improvement of
the human genome by honoring those who
accidentally remove themselves from it that are currently open for voting. (And while they do little to advance the state of science education, they are, in their own way, so sad that you have to laugh so you don’t cry.)