Darwin Day

2/12/2016

WHEREAS, Charles Darwin is best known for his theory of natural selection as the mechanism by which biological evolution occurs; and

WHEREAS, Darwin’s theory of natural selection continues to contribute to our understanding of science, health, and many other areas of modern life; and

WHEREAS, Darwin’s strength of character is evident in the great courage, wisdom, and honesty required to explore and publish the findings supporting natural selection as the mechanism by which biological evolution occurs; and

WHEREAS, the anniversary of Darwin’s birthday is an appropriate period on which to celebrate, reflect, and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, and hunger for truth, which contribute to the well-being of all people;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize February 12, 2016, as DARWIN DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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