Thursday, February 12, 2009

Celebrate Darwin (2/12-15)

Thursday, February 12th through Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Join the staff of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens as they invite you to Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birthday and the 150th anniversary of The Origin of Species.

An English naturalist Darwin realised and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called "natural selection." The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery remains the foundation of biology, as it provides a unifying logical explanation for the diversity of life

A special display of rare books and hands-on activities will be part of the Museums celebration. Free with Garden Admission, no registration required. 1-3pm

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