A happy 200th to Darwin.

Well, since no one else has done it yet, I figured I should step in and wish Darwin a happy birthday (it’s his 200th). A couple of things you can do to celebrate.

1. Check out Dawkins’ talk when he was here a few months back. He did a great job, although it’s one of those talks that is more entertaining (he’s quite funny at times) than about changing minds.

2. Come check out the “Bake a Cake for Darwin” contest, to be held at the Michael Smith Building’s main floor from 2pm to about 5pm today.

3. Go read a silly humour piece I wrote for McSweeney’s on “Ways Darwin could Jump the Shark.”

Otherwise, it’s a sunny day. Just go outside and get one with nature and revel in the awe and elegance that is evolutionary biology.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and boingboing.net. He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at popperfont.net.

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