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FW: Darwin Day petition

Big Mistake. Big Mistake.
This is NOT well thought out. This petition, though noble, renders this 
to obscurity. The value attached to Darwin's birthday is considerably 
irrelevant. What
do you hope to achieve?? Lincoln's birthday is on the same day. And this day is 
pretty much obscure. Leave it alone. 
If you really want to put energy into something like this, don't petition 
anything so 
lack lustre as this. Celebrate the Theory of Evolution (now some 2600 years 
old) and all 
it's founders on Dec. 25 instead. Then use Darwin as your main focus. Centre 
these celebrations
at the height of the global winter equinox celebrations. Don't be so one 
dimensional. Study
the game of chess and learn a little about political strategy and tactics.
Nothing looks so pathetic and meek as asking a political figure permission to 
celebrate your
Avoid this petition folks. Enough said. --dale

> Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:08:12 -0700
> From: darwinsbulldog@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Darwin Day petition
> Per Mickey & Mary's approval, I would like to bring to the attention
> of DML readers a petition put forth by the American Humanist
> Association to urge President Obama to declare February 12th
> officially as Darwin Day, in honor of science and reason.
> The online petition can be accessed here:
> http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/318/t/10503/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=2221
> This message is NOT an invitation to discuss the content of the
> petition, just an announcement of its existence. Thank you.
> <,,><
> Michael D. Barton
> Butte, MT
> History (of Science) Graduate Student
> Montana State University-Bozeman
> Email: darwinsbulldog@gmail.com
> Blog: http://thedispersalofdarwin.wordpress.com/
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