All over the intermetanetwebs the pontificates of our time expound upon the glories of today's birthday boy, Charles Robert Darwin. -FUPPETS- has gathered some of these here for your enjoyment. It would also be remiss of -FUPPETS- to not mention that on this very same day, exactly 200 years ago, another of the great thinkers, the Great Emancipator himself, President Abraham Lincoln was born. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see how much President Lincoln loved -FUPPETS- .
February 12, 1809 was one hell of a day.
Darwin, Ahead of His Time, Is Still Influential - ( Nicholas Wade - The New York Times )
Darwin Survives As The Fittest - ( Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times )
The Evolution of Darwin & Lincoln - ( The Daily Beast )
This year marks the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, which laid out his theory of evolution. Four scientists from Cambridge University, where Darwin was a student, explain how his ideas continue to influence their work. - ( BBC NEWS )
Darwin at 200: The Ongoing Force of His Unconventional Idea - ( Verlyn Klinkenborg - The New York Times )
Darwin The Disturber - ( Susan Jacoby - The Washington Post )
Why Animals Look Weird - ( Lily-Hayes Kaufman, Jane Colihan, Emily Schmitt, Isaac Spradlin - Forbes )