Today Charles Darwin would be 200. But he won't be because he is dead.
So that leads us to the question: If Charles Darwin came up with such an important theory then why is he dead?
Ok, so it doesn't.
But I'm sure that there is a creationist out there who would say something like that (a la Homer Simpson).
But we sit here today on the birthday of one of the most important scientists to have ever lived and we still see people who make up lies about him, or conveniently ignore parts of his life because it doesn't suit their agenda.
If you go to Darwin 200.org you can write a birthday message to Mr. Darwin, we all know that he won't read them but it's the thought that counts right?
This year is also the 150th anniversary of On The Origin of Species as well.
At least we see the Poms doing things for this important year in biology. Unlike say, the city of Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, and named after the man.
Update: Even the Americans seem to be doing something. It's annoying that I don't seem to be able to find anything in Australia for it. It isn't like Darwin ever came to Australia (I'm looking at you Hobart and Albany). But there is this article here with some rather funny ranting from an "Andrew of Sydney".