Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Center for Inquiry

Darwin Day is a world-wide tribute to a great scientist who changed forever our perception of the human species and the nature of life. This year, the Center for Inquiry is honoring Darwin with a special video project:

Darwin Aloud

This Darwin Day, we're asking people all over the world to shoot video of themselves reading from the poetic last chapter of The Origin of Species while standing in front of famous landmarks in their countries. Then, as a tribute to Darwin's Theory of Evolution, the grand unifying concept of biology that unifies all of us and all life on Earth, we'll collect all this video and assemble the footage into a film dedicated to Darwin and honoring his accomplishments.

"Despite overwhelming evidence in support of evolution, Darwin's theory has seen a lot of resistance and even hostility, especially in the past few decades," said James Underdown, Executive Director of CFI Los Angeles and creator of the project. "We in the pro-science community want to make it clear that the whole world supports Darwin's idea, regardless of background or location."

To learn more about Darwin Aloud, including tips on how best to read, film, and submit your segment, please visit www.cfiwest.org/darwinaloud. You can even download a Letter to your Friends, telling them about Darwin Aloud and inviting them to participate.

Please help us spread the word!
Forward this email or "Tell a Friend" using the link at the bottom of this page!
Video can be shot at any time, but be sure to send in your clips by March 23!

If you're looking for other ways to celebrate Darwin Day, the Center for Inquiry is also sponsoring other Darwin Day activities across the U.S. and Canada. Check the list below for a party near you!

Happy Darwin Day!

CFI Amherst, New York – 3965 Rensch Road, Amherst, NY
Thursday, February 12, 7:00PM
“Exploring Evolutionary Theory in Practice” - 200th Birthday Celebration for Charles Darwin

CFI Austin, Texas
Sunday, February 15, 12:00PM – 9:00PM
Kids' Events, Lectures, and a Special Darwin Dinner
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Avenue, Austin, TX

CFI Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Thursday, February 12, 7:00PM
“Celebrating Charles Darwin and Origin of Species”
The Twisted Element, 1006 11 Avenue, SW, Calgary, AB

CFI Daytona Beach, Florida
Sunday, February 8, 12:00 Noon

“The Real Charles Darwin” with Jim Strayer
Red Lobster Restaurant, 2735 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL

CFI Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Saturday, February 7, 10:00AM
“A Celebration of Science” with lectures and kids activities
Long Key Nature Center, 3501 SW 130 Avenue, Davie, FL

CFI Indiana – 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN
Thursday, February 12, 2:00 PM – 9:00PM

Happy 200th Birthday Party for Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln
CFI Indiana, 350 Canal Walk Suite A, Indianapolis, IN

CFI Long Island, New York
Friday, February 13, All Day

SUNY @ Stony Brook Darwin Day Celebration: videos, exhibits, discussions, and a special lecture with Dr. Stephen C. Stearns
Student Activity Center, SUNY Stony Brook (http://www.darwinsbu.org/)

CFI Los Angeles, CA – 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA (All three events at CFI LA)
Thursday, February 12, 8:00PM
“Meeting of Minds” - On-stage at the Steve Allen Theater with Darwin, Galileo, Emily Dickenson, and Attila the Hun

Sunday, February 15, 11:00AM
"Darwin and Lincoln's Revolutionary Lives" with David Contosta

Sunday, February 15, 4:00PM
“A Dangerous Descent” a new play by Colin Cox

CFI Michigan
Wednesday, February 11, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
“Evolution Exposed: Would You Know It if You Saw It?” with Dr. Gregory Forbes, Institute for Evolution Education
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI

CFI New York City, New York
Saturday, February 7, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Darwin Day Family Festival with kids activities, panel discussion, and a birthday party
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, NYC

CFI Northeast Ohio
Wednesday, February 11, 7:00PM – 8:45PM
"Designed For Extinction: What the Poor Design of Organisms Tells Us about the Mind of the Creator” with Dr. Patricia Princehouse.
Independence Library, 6361 Selig Road, Independence, OH

CFI Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thursday, February 12, 6:00PM-9:00PM
“The Darwin Project” Dinner and lecture with Dr. David Campbell
Francesco’s Restaurant, Rt. 51, South Hills, PA

CFI Southern Arizona
Sunday, February 15, 1:30PM
“Revisiting Darwin’s Theory and Puncturing Some Common Misconceptions” with Dr. Joanna Masel.
University of Arizona, Duval Auditorium, UMC, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ

CFI Tallahassee, Florida
March 16-28, Various Times and Multiple Venues

“Origins ‘09” – Two weeks of lectures and events celebrating science and humanism hosted by Florida State University and the Tallahassee community

CFI Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 216 Beverley St., Toronto, ONT
February 9-13, Various Times

“Darwin Week” featuring book discussion, movies, lectures, and a birthday party

CFI Washington D.C.
Sunday, February 15, 12:00PM – 2:00PM

"Orchids Through Darwin's Eyes"
National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC

No comments:

Post a Comment