Thursday, January 22, 2009

Celebrating Darwin

WOW! According to a story in the latest Oklahoma Gazette , the University of Oklahoma is one of the few places on the planet where you will find a complete collection of first editions of the works of Charles Darwin!

OU is planning a year-long celebration of the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his On the Origins of Species.


  1. What a strange twist. Professor Hale of the U of O seems to be calling for abolition of the separation of Church and State in the USA--so that right-wing religionists can talk in State schools about issues important to them! And then, he implies, there won't be so much opposition to the theory of evolution here!

  2. Hale is full of it. American schools have religious studies classes, where religions tend to be studied in comparison with each other. He does seem to be trying to pull a fast one, doesn't he?