FEBRUARY 12, 2009 is the Bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time and stands at the very foundations of modern science.
Darwin Day celebrations are building up to a quiet crescendo all over the world, billed as an annual celebration of Science and Reason. I've downloaded a copy of Darwin's Beagle Diary audio book in five episodes and will be putting it on my IPOD for great listening on my morning bicycle runs this week. The complete works of Charles Darwin are available online here.
My recent posts at Filipino Voices have focused on the Science v. Religion debate, expecially Sto. Nino de Bernas, Conyo and Democracy Has Morality But No Theology.
In the New Republic, Jerry Coyne looks at the never-ending attempt to reconcile science and religion, and why it is doomed to fail.
There is quite a lively discussion over Bad English (by Marocharim Experiment on FV), where the topic is "sick books" and the phenomenon called Antonio Calipje Go.