in Sydney will be a members and friends meeting to be held:
at the March HuVAT meeting Humanist House 10 Shepherd St Chippendale 14 March 4 pm.
Refreshments will be served after the talk.
Darwin Day 2010
Presented by Dr Victor Bien
This will be our 2010 celebration of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution (now more accurately thought of as the law of evolution) .
There will be time for questions and discussion.
Charles Darwin (b. 12 Feb 1809) whose promulgation of the Theory of Evolution, or descent with modification through natural selection, has had as profound an effect on how we view and understand the natural world as any other scientific theory ever proposed.
Some key points from the article: Darwin introduced historicity into science (chemistry and physics do not have this character); he rejected all supernatural explanations; he refuted typology or essentialism -which says living things are invariant and stable, they are not; variation characterises living things, refutation of typology amounts to refutation of racism amongst other things...
Access this page on the internet at www.hsnsw.asn.au and click on the Darwin Day link at the left.