Delaware Governor Declares February 12 as ‘Charles Darwin Day’

darwin pdDOVER, Del. – Atheists and secularists are commending the Governor of Delaware’s recent decision to recognize February 12, 2015, as “Charles Darwin Day” in celebration of the notorious naturalist’s birthday.

In a recent statement, Delaware Governor Jack Markell announced that February 12—Darwin’s birthday—will be recognized this year as “Charles Darwin Day” in his state. Markell stated that “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is the foundation of modern biology, an essential tool in understanding the development of life on earth.”

“The anniversary of Darwin’s birthday is a time to reflect and celebrate the importance of his scientific achievements,” Markell said in the statement. “Now, Therefore, I, Jack A. Markell, Governor, do hereby declare February 12th, 2015, Charles Darwin Day.”

Charles Darwin Day, also known as International Darwin Day, is celebrated each year by evolutionists around the world. The day is organized by the American Humanist Association (AHA), which is an organization committed to promoting atheism and “good without a god.”

“The mission of International Darwin Day is to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin,” the AHA’s International Darwin Day website explains.

Markell reportedly issued the Darwin Day proclamation following a request from the Delaware Atheist Meetup. The group plans to celebrate the occasion with a February 12 meeting in Newark.

Though Darwin is held in high esteem by evolutionists, those who reject his theory argue that Darwin’s contributions to empirical science were negligible. Brian Thomas, Science Writer for the Institute for Creation Research, told Christian News Network that “Darwin’s scientific achievements amounted to very little—some work on invertebrates was all.”

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“Instead,” Thomas asserted, “he is celebrated for convincing key thinkers that natural processes can mimic what science shows nature could never do, like building the biological machines we call human bodies that construct themselves from single cells to contain human spirits that think about whether or not to throw a party in honor of Charles Darwin.”

Darwinism is appealing to many people, Thomas said, because, according to the evolutionary worldview, there is no moral accountability to a Creator.

“The spiritual link between Darwinism and atheism follows from thinking that natural processes like death and mutations can transform worms into humans,” he stated. “Where does a Creator fit in this view? Without a Creator, man feels free to do what he wants, how he wants—all while ignoring his conscience that reminds him of the Judge he must one day face.”

Ultimately, Thomas contended, Darwin Day promotes naturalism and secularism—not science.

“If Delaware really valued science, then why not celebrate Isaac Newton Day, Louis Pasteur Day, Werner von Braun Day, or Raymond Damadian Day?” he asked. “Clearly, Darwin’s influence reached beyond science to ultimate origins. Celebrating Darwin amounts to rejoicing in the belief that nature created all things instead of God.”

The implications of an evolutionary belief system can be dangerous, Thomas added.

“We know from World War II that Darwinistic elitism can be used to justify slaughtering millions of lives,” he said, “and we know from Hebrews 11 that ‘he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.’ We won’t seek Him if we don’t first agree that He, not nature, made us.”


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  • Gary

    The governor is an ignoramous. If he was educated, he would know that the universe and life on earth could not have happened by chance, and they could not have created themselves, but were created by God, just as the Bible says they were.

    • Karl Pietrowski

      Wow … You’re parents did a bang up job on you didn’t they? Firstly kid, nobody but creationists such as yourself suggest the universe happened by random chance. Natural selection is not random, mutations are. If you understood anything about biological law you would know the difference between the two and punctuated equilibrium. But no, you are much content on rather believing an ancient book that has been edited, corrupted, and mistranslated over and over again, at face-value by-the-way, without any consideration for critical thinking or skepticism to the latter. I find it atrocious, hilarious, and degrading all the same that in 2015 people still substitute faith for fact. You cannot deny something that incorporates real life applications such as evolution. Whether 9% or 99% of the population accepts it is irrelevant … truth is not a democracy.

      • Gary

        You have no facts. You have beliefs and opinions. You have no explanation for the existence of the universe or of life. You think yourself to be educated, but you are not.

        • MattFCharlestonSC

          “You have no facts”??? Do you think if you say it enough times that makes it true?

          • Gary

            How did the universe come to exist? Do you even know what the options are?

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            Gary — assuming that tomorrow someone manages to completely debunk the big bang and evolution, the answer still won’t be creationism. Prove to me that your specific God is real over that of any of the other Gods worshiped over the planet and then we can talk creationism.

          • Gary

            Can you not answer the question? If your answer to how the universe came to exist is an explosion, then you will need to prove what exploded, what made it explode, and how an explosion led to the design and order that is obvious in the universe.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            Yes Gary, just because the answer is not fully known, that means that “God” must have done it.

          • Gary

            If you don’t know what happened, then why are you pretending that you do? Just say you have no idea how the universe, or life came to exist. But if you don’t know, then you can’t know that the universe and life are not creations of the God of the Bible.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            I’m on the side of the Big bang theory myself.

          • Gary

            Then you need to explain it. What exploded? What made it explode? Where did the stuff that exploded come from? And how does order arise from an explosion?

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            Watch Cosmos hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson if you’re interested in some good theories. In lieu of that, please point me in the direction of your proof that your particular creation beliefs, over those of every other religion on the planet, are more feasible than science. Stating that we don’t have all of the answers is not proof that you are correct.

          • Gary

            If you don’t have the answers, then it isn’t science.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            I see — scientists should just automatically know everything. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way Gary. It requires making and testing theories to arrive closer and closer to an answer which we may never find. People much smarter than you or I (but especially you) working hard to complete a job that, even if they provided you with unequivocal proof, you wouldn’t believe. In a hundred years people might look back at some of our theories now and think that they’re funny, but they will still be much closer to the ultimate answer than creationism.

          • Gary

            Science is about what you can prove, not about what you can guess. If you can’t prove something, then don’t call it science. Say you don’t know and are trying to find out. But everyone who believes in a natural cause and explanation for what exists seems to always say their opinions are “science”. Well, they are not.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            You aren’t qualified to say what is or is not science. In addition, no amount of scientists being wrong will make you right.

          • Gary

            You want me to accept opinions as being science? I would rather have proof.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            wonderful, then prove that creationism is science.

          • Gary

            I never said creation can be proved scientifically. There were no humans there to observe it, and it cannot be reproduced in a lab. But it is logical. What is not logical is to think there is an entirely naturalistic explanation for it.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            It certainly is not logical to believe that we were all created by an all powerful being that can not be proven to exist.

          • Gary

            The universe proves someone made it. We can debate who that someone was.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            When did the universe prove that someone made it? When Ken Ham said it? Just because Ken Ham has a diorama of Jesus riding a dinosaur doesn’t make it true.

          • Gary

            By the fact that it exists, the universe proves someone made it. Otherwise, it would not exist.

          • MacTurk

            The existence of the universe merely proves that the universe exists.

            Its existence offers no support to your claim that it somehow “…proves someone made it”..

          • Dr. Dee Tee

            Don’t have to. Creation was a one time never to be repeated supernatural act done by free will. it has nothing to do with science except that science was created by God at creation.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            So your side can whine and moan about how nobody was there and nobody knows what happens because we don’t have concrete proof, while at the same time not holding yourself ANYWHERE NEAR to the same standards. Science proves the Earth is older than 6,000 years. And don’t give me the same old cop out that God created the earth already aged 4 Billion years, because that’s not in the Bible.

          • Dr. Dee Tee

            So funny, in another post you are saying science is not about answers yet here you are saying science is about answers. So which is it?

            Science hasn’t proven anything because it is not about proof…remember your words?

            You are assuming science got it right without verification that shows you use faith over rational thought.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            Carbon dating is real — There are plenty of questions for which we don’t have answers. The planet being older than 6,000 years isn’t one of them.

          • MacTurk

            You really do not know what you are talking about.

            Science does NOT prove things. The main point about science is its ability to DISPROVE things.

            Oh, and the vital importance of facts, evidence, and data.

            Sorry, there is basically NO evidence to support your claim that “Goddidit”.

          • Dr. Dee Tee

            that’s the problem with science. it doesn’t provide one answer yet foolish people like you flock to it because you do not want God

          • Gary

            1. The universe came into existence without being caused, or 2. The universe created itself, or 3. The universe was made by someone who had the ability and desire to make it. 1. is impossible because nothing happens without being caused. 2. is impossible because in order to create itself, the universe would have had to exist before it existed. That leaves 3. as the only rational possibility. Then we can argue about who the creator was.

          • Jean Adams

            Gary is much smarter than you as he will have eternal life without facing judgement. You will have to face judgement, unless you’ve denied God then you go straight to hell.

          • MacTurk

            Dream on.

            Meanwhile, the rest of us, the rational, thinking, curious, humans will try to get on with expanding our knowledge, and so improve the situation of he entire species.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            I’m not saying that you can’t have religion. But try not to have a hissy fit when someone decides to commemorate a person for their scientific achievements. As for whether or not I’ll go to “hell” — I’ll take my chances. I’d rather make the most of this life that I know I have instead of rolling the dice on an afterlife which, in my opinion, was made up to keep people in line.

          • MacTurk

            If it means that I will spend eternity with a collection of sad people like you, suddenly hell looks attractive.

          • Jean Adams

            Hope you enjoy it. Burning for eternity doesn’t sound good to me.

          • ButILikeCaves

            If you think you have all the answers, then you aren’t asking enough questions.

          • MacTurk

            Yes it is science.

            Science is simply NOT a collection of certainties designed to soothe the fevered brains of those who cannot handle comp[lexity, or uncertainity.

            Science is about questions, and about challenging the current wisdom.

          • Gary

            “Science is about questions” Fine. But don’t expect people to believe you know what you are talking about unless you can come up with answers that can be proven.

          • MacTurk

            DO try reading what I actually wrote.

            There’s a good little closed minded excuse for a human…

          • Jean Adams

            Who/what caused the “big bang”?

          • MacTurk

            Who/what caused your ‘god’?

          • Jean Adams

            Gary, you’re wasting your time. Remember some fell on stony ground. I agree with you and wonder if evolutionists can explain how the circulatory system evolved, (surely it had to be in place in total all at once). Then there’s the chicken and the egg (which came first). No problem for creationists.

          • Michael Castner

            Evolutionary biologists can explain how the circulatory evolved.you are simply using arguments of ignorance.try googling evolution of the circulatory system.just dont listen to what answers in genisis has to say.go to a real evolution site.i suspect you really dont want to learn,or you never would have asked why are there are still apes if we evolved from them.that just shows you dont even know the basics,and that you dont want to learn.you are just afraid that god really is manmade,and you dont want to know that it is true.

          • Dr. Dee Tee

            i have debunked both many times but the bible tells us that people will be willfully deceived which means they won’t care if they are debunked or not, they won’t accept the truth.

            creation is the only answer for origins and the only answer that makes sense.

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            I see. And why christian creation verses the creation story put forth by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

          • Dr. Dee Tee

            your absurdity ruins any credibility you thought you had.

      • Fundisi

        It is you that has swallowed the lies of Darwin, it can only explain transitions within species/kinds, it cannot now nor ever prove transition between kinds, no vertical transitions. You cannot have design, it is impossible, without a preexisting designer greater than the things designed.

        • MacTurk

          Scientifically illiterate.

        • Michael Castner

          You are making scientific claims even though you know nothing about evolution.write your paper,submit it for peer review,and win the nobel prize.good luck.

    • Badkey

      Quoth the Gary: “Waaaaahhhhhhhh”.

      • Gary

        How did the universe come to exist?

        • ButILikeCaves

          There is a Chinese version, beginning with the splitting in two of a cosmic egg. Then there is the dismembered giant featured in the Germanic (or Norse) account of creation. In Greece the story begins with Chaos, meaning a gaping emptiness. In Egypt and Mesopotamia a boundless ocean sets the primal scene. In the diversity of India, several creation stories are able to co-exist. The Mesopotamian creation story survives on clay tablets, in the saga known as Enuma elish. Then there is plethora of New World aboriginal stories, some real juicy ones to boot! Oh, and of course, Genesis 1 or 2, please pick only one.
          As far as “good reads” most of these are much better page turners than the 800 words of Genesis, because that only fits on one page!

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Then, there is the Kalam Cosmological Argument supported by Big Bang and the BGV Theorem that point to the universe having a beginning (Genesis 1:1) and that the first uncaused Cause of that beginning must be spaceless, timeless, and non-material. We also know that this Cause MUST be immensely powerful, in order to create 100 billion galaxies out of (literally) nothing. That Cause looks suspiciously like the God of the Bible. There is the science that a-theists willfully choose to ignore.

            As for the religion that a-theists willfully embrace, I give you the A-theist creed. A-theists believe:

            1. That the universe miraculously popped into existence out of nothing uncaused by anything.
            2. That life magically sprang forth from non-life when lightning hit some mud.
            3. That minds and morals evolved from molecules through monkeys – miraculously!

            A-theists may believe in one fewer god, but they also believe in at least 3 more miracles. I do not have enough blind faith to be an a-theist (any longer).

          • ButILikeCaves

            Thanks for that addition to the myth list. Never heard of that whack stuff before (yeah, I looked it up).
            Personally, if I have to choose, Norse: Valhalla is right up my alley.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            And, you, Sir, have provided the best empirical evidence to date for the existence of Darwin’s Missing Link. 🙂

          • ButILikeCaves

            Nah, I am way too caucasian. Besides, Ken Ham has the lock on that position.
            Have you seen him?

          • MacTurk

            Bull pucky.

            As an atheist, I make one, very simple, statement; After a lot of research, I have come to the conclusion that there is no evidence to support any belief in the existence of a god, or gods.

            That is all any atheist can say. That is all, end of story.

            Your claim that “I give you the A-theist creed. A-theists believe:

            1. That the universe miraculously popped into existence out of nothing uncaused by anything.
            2. That life magically sprang forth from non-life when lightning hit some mud.
            3. That minds and morals evolved from molecules through monkeys – miraculously!” is utter nonsense.

            Atheism does NOT involve any automatic adherence to any cosmology. However, it is safe to say that most atheist do not accept the notion that the universe we live in came from a god’s egg, or the marriage of two gods. But an automatic, mandatory adherence to a claim you make? Sorry, try Room 309, they might get on board with your claim.

            Nor does being an atheist have anything to do with the initiation of life on this planet. Again, there are lots of god(gods)-centred theories, which are all utterly implausible, and so I do not give them any credence. There are several plausible hypotheses, from various scientists, which look reasonable, but a lot more work is needed. It is doubtful if we ever succeed in accurately recapitulating the pathways that led to life.

            Lastly, do not be silly. No atheist is going to put any faith in miracles. Mind and morals have both arisen from the massive complexity of our brains, as honed by evolution.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            I gave you Kalam, Big Bang, BGV Theorem, and I could give you teleology and many other secular scientific and philosophical data for the existence of God. Your data points to my deity. 🙂 You reply with unsubstantiated emotions and assertions like “Bull pucky” and “end of story,” always the sign of one who has been defeated intellectually. Then, you call me names when you can’t say anything in reply, perhaps because Kalam is too hard to spell, much less discuss?!? 🙂 Who is the rational one here, and who is the emotional one again?!? Thank God He helped me give up the cult of a-theism!

            Furthermore, I gave you 3 mega-miracles that all a-theists believe in, none of which you refute. These are the foundation, as such, of a-theism. That’s why I call them a creed. They require a blind faith that everything (universes, life, minds, morals, etc) can pop into existence out of nothing and uncaused by anything! You also provide no positive evidence for the plausibility of your a-theistic worldview – it’s just your say-so “religion.” As for “rude” and “arrogant,” you, as an a-theist have no basis for asserting any type of objective moral values or duties. You have to steal from God in order to assert objective morality. And, it is not only I who say so, it is your “pope” and “cardinals:” https://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/an-atheist-explains-the-real-consequences-of-adopting-an-atheistic-worldview/

            God bless you, and save you from your delusions, MacTurk!

        • Terry Roll

          Just because science hasn’t discovered that yet does not mean that it automatically must be a deity.

          • Gary

            Actually, it does mean it must be a deity. The universe had to be created because it could exist no other way.

    • Michael Castner

      Evolution only explains how life evolved,not began.It also has nothing to do with the beginning of the universe.Typical christian ignorance.

      • Gary

        I know that. But evolution does not explain anything. There is no proof that one kind of creature evolves into another kind. And, people who accept evolution usually reject the idea that God created both the universe and life, so it is all related.

        • Michael Castner

          You mean like the vatican?evolution doesnt say one animal changes into another.you simply do not understand evolution.you blindly follow a religion.

          • Gary

            Of course it does. That is what evolution means. Change over time. One kind of creature changes into another kind. Molecules to man.

          • Michael Castner

            Then go disprove evolution and get your nobel prize.molecules to man huh?well if you want to be that simpleminded,then yes.and there are transitional fossils all over.is a god simply willing man into existence any more believable to you?

          • Gary

            Evolution is possible, in theory. But if it happened, it had to be caused to happen by Someone who had the ability to make it happen (God). It would never happen without being caused by an intelligent being. But God said that He made everything in six days. If God had made things evolve, then he would have said he did it that way.

          • Michael Castner

            Well thanks for validating the hard work of all the evolutionary biologists.im sure they are glad you said it was possible.there were no “somebodys”around when life formed.

          • Gary

            How do you know who was around when life formed? You don’t know. Things have no ability to make themselves evolve. And it could not happen by chance. That can only be done by God. And God did not do it.

          • Michael Castner

            Science.no humans around billions of years ago.no one to have a concept of a someone.perhaps you should just go back to watching way of the master,you obviously cant understand anything else.

          • Gary

            Oh yeah. There is the arrogance I expect from those who believe things that are not true and demand that everyone think they are smart.

          • Michael Castner

            I do?while scientists are still trying to discover how life started,evolution is proven.And its pretty ironic that a person who thinks the universe was created just for his species of primate.

          • Gary

            The kind of evolution we have been discussing has not been proven. There is no evidence that humans evolved from non-humans. You “believe” that happened, but you have no proof of it.

          • Michael Castner

            You say humans from non humans,but actually its primate from primate.you dont make any sense.you are not even interested in researching evolution.you just assert what the likes of ken ham and ray comfort assert.damn i wish all you creationists were more like the pope.

          • Gary

            The pope is an evolutionist, not a creationist. There is no proof that humans evolved from anything. Call it what you will. There is simply no evidence that it happened, and no explanation for how it would even be possible unless God did it, and I know you don’t want to go there.

          • Michael Castner

            Wich god?

          • Gary

            I believe that the God of the Bible is the Creator. Who do you think made the universe?

          • Michael Castner

            Nature.as ive said before.there were no whos at that time.

          • Gary

            Do you believe the universe came to exist by chance, or do you believe it created itself?

          • Michael Castner

            Wow.why even discuss this.thid has nothing to do with darwin.and are those really the only two options?leave that to the cosmologists.if you want to know what i believe,then i would say natural processes.chance has nothing to do with it.and since the universe exists,you wpuld have to say the chance of it happening is 100 percent,because there is no data otherwise,unless you have examples of universes not forming that could have formed.

          • Gary

            Why discuss origins? Well, we are on a Christian website. The Bible says God made everything in six days, You say God made nothing. The only other option to the universe being uncaused, or it creating itself is for someone to have created it. Those are the only three possibilities, and two of them are impossible. You say “natural processes”, which is another way of saying things made themselves. But things don’t make themselves. You didn’t make yourself. You don’t own anything that made itself. In your experience, you have never seen anything make itself. Then why do you believe things make themselves? It is irrational.

          • Michael Castner

            I didnt say things made themselves.you say i think that.happy darwin day.

          • Gary

            What do you mean by “natural processes”??

          • Michael Castner

            Processes that are natural,as in what occurs in nature.

          • Gary

            What causes the processes?

          • Michael Castner

            Most likely nature.

          • Gary

            Isn’t that another way of saying things change themselves? Or do you mean that there is an outside force that you call “nature” that is causing things to happen that it wants to happen?

          • Michael Castner

            No.

          • Gary

            No to both questions? It has to be one or the other. Either things change themselves, or someone outside of them changes them.

          • Michael Castner

            Another false dichotomy.if an animals fur changes color during the seasons,it just happens naturally.the animal didnt do it,it just happened.and somebody else didnt do it either.oh,wait!the animal evolved that way,through natural selection.

          • Gary

            What is natural selection? Nature? Is this mysterious thing you call nature doing the selecting? In order for a plant or an animal to evolve, there must be a change in its DNA. Who changes it? Obviously, not the animals or plants. Then who? Don’t changes in DNA have to be done by someone with the intelligence to know what to change, and the ability to make the change?

          • Michael Castner

            Why do you keep saying who?You are on this site about darwin and dont seem to understand evolution.go to talk orgions and learn for yourself.im sure people have explained it to you before,but you just keep trying to put a nonexistent “who”in there.

          • Gary

            The must be a who. Physical things do not make themselves, and they don’t change themselves. There must be someone outside of nature who created nature, and who changes it, if it gets changed. It is irrational to believe anything else.

          • Michael Castner

            No there must not be.you are simply asserting that.darwin showed that,and science has since comfirmed it.it is very sad that religoin is still trying to hold back science.i am very happy that christians cant bury scientific discoveries or execute the scientists anymore.

          • Gary

            Based on the evidence you have provided, I am forced to conclude that you are insane. You believe things are true that cannot possibly be true.

          • Michael Castner

            Well,im glad darwin didnt come to conclusions the same way you do.

          • MacTurk

            “It is irrational to believe anything else”?

            Really? When all the evidence points the other way, it would be, and is, utterly irrational to hold your position.

            Physical things make themselves, and remake themselves, every minute of every day. They do so, in accordance with established physical, biological, and chemical principles, using natural processes which have evolved.

            Physical things also change themselves. Every day, you, and every other living thing, exchange atoms with the universe. You metabolise food, generate energy, and change shape, height, weight, etc, etc.

            Eventually, you die, and all the atoms which were part of you wander off and join some other process.

            There is absolutely NO need, at all, for your redundant claim that “There must be someone outside of nature who created nature, and who changes it, if it gets changed”.

            Nature has had over 3.5 BILLION years to develop her tool kit. She may be wasteful, she may be cruel, but she gets the job done. And she produces work of both breath taking beauty, and awful, gratuitous nastiness. Nature is indifferent to us, as is the entire universe.

            They

          • Michael Castner

            Are you a young earth creationist?im just wondering.

          • Kaitlyn Griffin

            When he says ‘nature,’ he doesn’t mean trees and birds. Why don’t you take a few basic Physics courses and learn for yourself how the universe works? No one is keeping information from you. You’re choosing ignorance based on something that neither God nor Jesus charged you to do/say.

          • Jean Adams

            There is only one God.

          • MacTurk

            Constant repetition of your unfounded claim that “There is no proof that humans evolved from anything” will not magically make it anything other than what it is, which is false.

            There is a huge amount of evidence, which you refuse to acknowledge, and that is a totally different thing.

            The fact is that the more you repeat your asinine, and fact-free, claim, the more it reinforces the initial impression that you are a person whose mind is closed, and who cannot deal with reality.

          • Kaitlyn Griffin

            How is that any harder to believe than believing that we came from dust and just started breeding. If you can believe God created us in that way, then why NOT evolution? Why do YOU have to choose the mechanism of our origin? Is your idea of God so small that you think He couldn’t have used another mechanism, one more complicated than breathing into dirt? Make observations and actually read and study– it’s good for you.

          • MacTurk

            There is a vast amount of evidence that humans evolved from a common ancestor.

            Your claim only makes sense if you completely ignore that massive evidence.

            But as you are apparently able to ignore everything which contradicts your position, I am sure you will continue to ignore the entire body of evidence amassed by anthropology, genetic analysis, fossils, etc.

          • Kaitlyn Griffin

            You’re confusing evolution with the origin of species… Evolution exists. It happens; we’ve seen it happen. You don’t have to believe it, but that’s the thing about facts– they exist whether or not you believe them.

          • TheBBP

            There is absolutely no evidence anywhere of one species evolving into a completely new species.

          • MacTurk

            Oh please, leaving bacteria and fossils, google Italian lake island lizards.

            A clear case of speciation, which involved a complete change in feeding habits for a start.

          • MacTurk

            “Things have no ability to make themselves evolve”?

            The history of life on this planet, for over 3,500,000,000 years tells any sensible person that your claim is completely wrong.

            Life has proved its ability to evolve every time after every major extinction event, of which there have been five, so far.

            Given that 99.9% of all recorded species are extinct, this ability to evolve, rapidly when niches become available, is essential for the continuation of life on this planet.

            There is still, despite your continued assertions as to her/his/its existence, no evidence for the mythical being to which you claim allegiance.

          • Gary

            You are a fool. You are uneducated and frankly, rather stupid.

          • MacTurk

            Ah, and when they have nothing with which to argue, we have the default mode; ad hominem attack.

            You merely prove how shallow, and yes, stupid, you are with the above post.

            Well done.

          • MacTurk

            The only problem with your blithe claim that “…had to be caused to happen by Someone who had the ability to make it
            happen (God). It would never happen without being caused by an
            intelligent being” is that no biologist believes that nonsense.

            And your bible was written by men, not your alleged god.

          • Kaitlyn Griffin

            Is your idea of God so small that you think He could only have created the world in a way that makes sense to you? Come on. Your God is too small. The God I serve (I am a follower of Jesus Christ) is not petty or small like fundamentalists make Him out to be.

          • Kaitlyn Griffin

            If you’re familiar with the basic concept of infinity, it’s a very easy way to look at God. The Bible calls God the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Time marches on, but God doesn’t change. He exists independently of time and space as we know it. The Bible talks about the spiritual realm, and the concept of infinity is the best way we have of understanding that.

          • Jean Adams

            Darwin said humans developed from apes but he couldn’t find the missing link. That’s because there wasn’t one. Surely all the apes would have evolved, so why do we still have apes?

          • Michael Castner

            First of all,we didnt come from the apes that exist today.you really shouldnt criticise something you know nothing about.humans,chimps,and bonobos evolved from a common ancestor,and we are also apes.plenty of fossils to prove it,and dna evidence.please google it yourself.you are correct that darwin didnt find the links,but he predicted they should exist,and they do.

          • MacTurk

            The only people who obsess about “The Missing Link” are silly religionists who do not know anything about evolution.

            Firstly, Darwin did NOT claim “…humans developed from apes…”. He hypothesised that humans and modern apes have a common ancestor. This is backed by genetics, comparative anatomy, and the fossil record.

            The current state of knowledge is that the Great Apes(chimps, gorillas, and us) split from the Lesser Apes about 15-16 Million years ago. The most recent likely common ancestor species of gorillas, chimps and us is an ape species whose bones have been dated to some 13 Million years ago.

            The split between chimps(including bonobos) and us happened about 7Million years ago.

            You are actually correct about “The Missing Link” when you state that “…there wasn’t one”. There was a long series of them.

            “Surely all the apes would have evolved, so why do we still have apes?” Oh please, not that illogical silliness again…

            That is like saying “America was colonised from England, but we all evolved, so why are there still English people”.

    • Terry Roll

      If you were educated, you would not blindly believe in a 3000 year old religion made up by bedouins herding camels around the desert.

      • Gary

        I believe the Bible is inspired by God and is historically accurate. And Moses was a very educated man. He was no illiterate sheep farmer.

        • MacTurk

          “I believe the Bible is inspired by God and is historically accurate”?

          Do you really?

          Then you are both very delusional, and almost impervious to logic.

          Leaving the unlikelihood of divine inspiration to one side, there is a lot of evidence that punches holes in any claims the bible ever had to historical accuracy.

    • MacTurk

      The stupidity, and the scientific ignorance, is strong in you, is it not?

      I am sorry, but giving the massive quantities of evidence available to the human species, your claim that “Goddidit” is simply a threadbare lie for children. And very young children at that.

      • Gary

        I am much more intelligent, and better educated than are you. There is no evidence at all that proves humans evolved from anything else. Your beliefs have no basis in reality.

  • Fundisi

    Yes, by all means celebrate the life of a demon possessed fool, as he now does best represent what America has become.

    • barbersurgeon

      I think your comment better represents what America–or large portions of it–have become.

    • dark477

      I wish America was more like Darwin. He followed the evidence and put it forward even though it called into question his long held beliefs.

    • MacTurk

      You really have no idea what you are talking about.

      To celebrate the life of one of the greatest scientists of all time is a positive thing.

      As for you, reality is something far, far away…..

  • MattFCharlestonSC

    Hilarious — The claim that belief in evolution can lead to Nazism and the slaughter of millions and yet no reference of the Crusades, the killing of heretics, or the Salem witch trials. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw genocidal stones.

    • ButILikeCaves

      Because NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  • Badkey

    Cool! Hope it catches on nation-wide!

  • ButILikeCaves

    >”If Delaware really valued science,
    >then why not celebrate Isaac Newton Day…”
    Actually, we all Isaac Newton day off.

  • Terry Roll

    Doesn’t evolution make sense from a Christian perspective? I think God is smart enough to give life a means to adapt and survive on His creation.

    • MattFCharlestonSC

      Yes. I also learned all about evolution in my Catholic school.

      • Jean Adams

        That’s because catholicism is apostate

    • Gary

      The Bible says God made everything in six days. Evolution is entirely incompatible with the Bible and Christianity.

      • Terry Roll

        2 Peter 3:8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
        You read everything so literally. How do you not know that it means 6 phases that lasted millions of years perhaps? He is God afterall.

        • Gary

          Because Genesis says six days, followed by a day of rest. There are seven days in a week. God told the Jews to do their work in six days and rest on the Sabbath. That is exactly what God said he did.
          By the way, how do you get from “one day is as a thousand years” to “6 phases that lasted millions of years”?

          • Badkey

            ROFLOL!!! Oh… that’s funny!

          • Terry Roll

            You take the word “day” as a 24 hour span, whereas it may not be a literal day. A day to God may be millions of years for all we know. Creation may have developed over a lot longer span than the literal 6 days, which would make the theory far more plausible.

          • Gary

            What evidence is there that a day to God is a million or more years? Do you have any proof? If you do, tell me about it.

          • Terry Roll

            I gave you a Bible reference. The only thing you seem to care about, and you still don’t get it. “A day is like a thousand years…” It doesn’t have to be a literal day.

          • Gary

            If a day is a thousand years to God, then Genesis could say six thousand years instead of six days. Instead it says”the evening and the morning were the first day”. Thousand year periods of time do not have evenings and mornings.

            Also, even if each day in Genesis were a thousand years, that still is no help to evolution, which is said to take millions, or billions of years.

          • MacTurk

            Trying to introduce subtlety, or common sense, to Gary, is an exercise in pushing water uphill….

            As for metaphors…..?

            Forget it.

        • Jean Adams

          God said “The night and the morning was the first day” (2nd to 7th day too) night and morning is one day.

      • MacTurk

        “Evolution is entirely incompatible with the Bible and Christianity”?

        Hmmmm? In that case, given the weight of evidence, any logical person is obliged to abandon “…the Bible and Christianity”.

        • Gary

          Everyone makes their choices.

    • Spoob

      The Catholics, for one, have no problem with evolution. Ken Miller, one of the great lecturers on the subject, is Catholic.

      • Jean Adams

        Revelation talks of the church dressed in purple and red. They are against God.

        • Spoob

          No, Catholics are NOT against God. That’s why they’re Catholics.

    • Jean Adams

      Adaptation isn’t evolution.

  • Michael Castner

    Thank you charles darwin for your incredible discovery.

  • James Rankin

    Charles Darwin was an atheist fool (Psalm 14:1). Now, I wonder if Jack Markell is the same?

    • MacTurk

      Atheist? Charles Darwin was a man who wrestled with his faith., and

      He was born into a Non-Conformist, Protestant, family. He took Minor Orders in Cambridge, and was supposed to become a Church of England clergyman(Episcopalian, in US terms). He absolutely believed in a Protestant God.

      Things began to change, for him, as the voyage of HMS Beagle drew to a close. His faith in the historical accuracy of the bible was gone by that stage.

      By 1849, he had ceased to attend church. In 1879, he described himself as an agnostic.

      Many things Mr Darwin was, but no fool he.

      An eminent and highly regarded scientist, rather.

      • Gary

        Darwin is now in Hell. Which is where you are going. Maybe you will bump into him some time.

        • tyler

          everybody check out this loving and kind christian here!

  • MacTurk

    First, the claim that “Though Darwin is held in high esteem by evolutionists” is a lie. A simple, outright, lie. Charles Darwin is held in high esteem by scientists, and educated people, all over the world. It is simply impossible to understand biology, if you refuse to acknowledge that The Theory of Evolution is the underlying theory of it.

    Ok, we know that this is the “Christian News, so that is why they think that it is vitally important to give space to Mr Thomas, the ‘science writer’ of the Institute for Creation Research.

    But really people, do you not know that this institute has ZERO scientific credibility?

    It does not matter what claims this superficially educated lunatic makes; Evolution is a fact.

    • Gary

      Evolution, from simple to more complex life forms, is fiction.

      • MattFCharlestonSC

        You might be on to something Gary. You seem to be getting more and more simple as time progresses.

        • MacTurk

          Yes, he is devolving his views

      • MacTurk

        Quote from Mr Darwin himself, which is very obviously applicable to you;

        “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is
        those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively
        assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science”.

        Your stridently confident assertion that “Evolution, from simple to more complex life forms, is fiction” is the product of a closed mind, sealed against the ingress of information.

        You are to be pitied, rather than disliked.

        • Gary

          I know the truth, and I am not going to be fooled by you and other liars who claim to know things you don’t know. You are an empty suit. Your emperor has no clothes.

  • barbersurgeon

    The “atheists and secularists” who are happy with the Governor of Delaware are really just a subset of rational people, all of whom accept the science that accounts for, among other things, antibiotic resistance and why we need new flu shots every year.

  • Ryan C Evans

    It is certainly amazing how so many people believe this man is great. I see Darwin fish on the back of cars all the time. It seems crazy that of all the people in all those years (billions if your a scientist) that he figured it all out. That is probably why he has a day named after him, because he figured it all out. Some people call me close-minded because I believe in Jesus.

    • tyler

      you’re not close-minded if you believe in Jesus. But I think you are close minded if you don’t accept the fact of evolution.

      • Ryan C Evans

        You mean the theory of evolution right? Like the theory of the Big Bang? Who told you it was a fact? Scientists tend to change their minds quite a bit, especially when it involves funding.
        Evidence of that fact is where?

        • tyler

          Your ignorance is astounding. I think it is hilarious when someone points out that evolution is a theory. Yes, it is a scientific theory, which is the highest level a scientific idea can reach.
          Gravity is a theory. And gravity is a fact. It is exactly the same thing. I’ll repeat – exactly the same thing. Do you believe in gravity? Or do you need to check your bible and ask your pastor first?

          • Ryan C Evans

            Thank you Tyler! I haven’t laughed that hard since yesterday.
            “That’s the spirit! “

          • tyler

            Go ahead and laugh instead of learn about things that are true, and factual.
            Best of luck.

  • Dr. Dee Tee

    yet hear the howl when christians want a special day

    darwin was wrong people very wrong

    • tyler

      Darwin was right. Now evolution is a fact – just like gravity. Research it yourself.

      • Dr. Dee Tee

        Ha Ha Ha… thanks for the laugh. I have researched it and it is the biggest pack of lies to hit the science classroom in ages.

        • tyler

          and im sure youre a scientist and did extensive research.

          evolution is a scientific fact. let that sink in for a while.

  • Rebecca

    “Darwinism is appealing to many people, Thomas said, because, according to the evolutionary worldview, there is no moral accountability to a Creator.”

    It is true that I as an atheist and as someone who accepts the science of evolution am not accountable to an imaginary deity, but I AM accountable to society, my friends, family and my own self. It’s funny how theists think of you don’t believe in a creator then you cannot be a moral, ethical, thoughtful and caring person. I realize this is simple a desperate attempt to elevate themselves and prop up their beliefs and frankly it’s becoming less and less effective as we can see that those who don’t believe in their deity are good people, often more moral and ethical than many theists.

  • André Verstraeten

    Awww stop fighting like that in the comments please! I just thought of a statement that will please everyone: atheists evolved, christians didn’t! Happy? 🙂