We’ll be honoring Charlies Darwin’s work and the positive impact his Theory of Evolution has had with a party, followed the next day with a discussion and Q&A.
Darwin Day Party, Saturday, Feb. 3, noon-3 pm
The party at our meetinghouse will feature readings from Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” and a community art project entitled “Evolution.” Darwin Day tradition calls for a Phylum Feast, which we are modernizing as a Phylum Sustainability Café, where you can try new foods that are sustainably produced and have less ecological impact than traditional foods. We will also be playing some critical-thinking games in honor of Darwin’s commitment to truth.
Want to help? We need volunteers to assist with this event. If you’d like to prepare a sustainable dish for our café or help with the art project or readings, please contact Leader Curt Collier at [email protected].
Darwin Talk and Q&A, Sunday, Feb. 4, 11 am-12:30 pm
Biocentrist and Ethical Culture Leader Curt Collier will give an address, “Darwin and the Possibilities of Existence,” about the impact of the Theory of Evolution on our world, which will include a Q&A session followed by a reception. Curt’s talk will be at the meetinghouse and on Zoom. The Zoom link will be in our weekly Focus newsletter and may be obtained by emailing [email protected].
Charles Darwin’s work substantiating the Theory of Evolution not only transformed the field of biology and anthropology, but had reverberations across diverse cultures, furthering the advancement of human rights and justice and revolutionizing many other fields from science to philosophy. Despite ongoing and frantic attempts by conservative forces to defeat this ingenious theory, it has withstood the test of time and remains a beacon of truth. Its simple, elegant idea is that Life exists in myriad of forms and adapts in complexity to meet the needs of changing environments.