Darwin Day; movie night

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Darwin Day; movie night

Time: February 15, 2010 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Clark A104, Colorado State University campus
City/Town: fort collins
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/group…
Phone: 214-789-5074
Event Type: movie, night
Organized By: jeric harper
Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2010

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On Monday February 15, Leaders in Free Thought will be celebrating Darwin Day. To commemorate this year's festival they will be showing ''The Genius of Charles Darwin'', a BBC documentary presented by Richard Dawkins, at 6:30 p.m. at Clark building in room A104 at the CSU campus.

Charles Darwin's insight into how life evolved, in the ''Origin of Species'', has been the subject of debate ever since it was published in 1859, even as every detail of the fossil record provides increasing evidence for Darwin's ideas. The theory of evolution has frequently been misunderstood by the public, and often misrepresented as justifying racist attitudes.

''The Genius of Charles Darwin'' considers the moral questions raised by the theory of evolution and describes how selfless behavior and altruism are an essential strategy for human survival and part of evolution itself.

The Darwin Day celebration expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge has contributed to the advancement of humanity. This celebration recognizes that science is an international language accessible to all individuals and societies, and acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity.

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