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Stark Darwin Resolution

112TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

H. RES. 81

Expressing support for designation of February 12, 2011, as Darwin Day
and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. STARK submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on February 9, 2011

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of February 12, 2011,as Darwin Day and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.

Whereas Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, together with the monumental amount of supporting scientific evidence he compiled to support it, provides humanity with a logical and intellectually compelling explanation for the diversity of life on Earth;

Whereas the validity of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is further strongly supported by the modern understanding of the science of genetics;

Whereas it has been the human curiosity and ingenuity exemplified by Darwin that has promoted new scientific discoveries that have helped humanity solve many problems and improve living conditions;

Whereas the advancement of science must be protected from those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change;

Whereas the teaching of creationism in some public schools compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States’ education systems;

Whereas Charles Darwin is a worthy symbol of scientific advancement on which to focus and around which to build a global celebration of science and humanity intended to promote a common bond among all of Earth’s peoples;
And

Whereas February 12, 2011, is the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809 and would be an appropriate date to designate as Darwin Day: Now, therefore, be it

 

1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

2 (1) supports the designation of Darwin Day;

3 and

4 (2) recognizes Charles Darwin as a worthy sym

5 bol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason,

6 science, and the advancement of human knowledge.

 


Please take a moment to contact your Representative now and tell him or her to support Representative Pete Stark’s H. Res 81 in recognition of Darwin Day today!

 

Text of this resolution can also be found on the Library of Congress's THOMAS legislative database.

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