Humanist Association states need to ‘stand up for science’

Charles Darwin

From primordial goo to you, the newest in “science.”

At least, that’s according to American Humanist Association chief Roy Speckhardt, who is praising a move in Congress to make Feb. 12 Darwin Day, in recognition of the man who claimed evolution is responsible for the balance that keeps earth habitable just the right number of miles from the sun, the miracle of life, the minds of Albert Einstein, J.S. Bach and Mark Twain, the magic of hummingbirds, and marvel of the skies and the seas, and, well, more.

“With climate change deniers endangering our environment and the anti-vaccination movement threatening our children’s health, there has never been a greater need for our politicians to stand up for science,” said Speckhardt, executive director of the association. “Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has made immeasurable contributions to science and humanity.”

The legislation is supported by American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition for America, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to amplifying the voice of the “nontheistic” community and of which the American Humanist Association is a coalition member.

The AHA, whose slogan is “Good without a god,” states it advocates “progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers.”

The organization has worked closely with members of the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce Darwin Day resolutions.

This year the AHA worked with Rep. Jim Himes, C-Conn., to introduce a Darwin Day resolution, H. Res. 67, in the House on Feb. 2.

Resolutions and proclamations celebrating Darwin Day have also been introduced at the state and local levels. This year, Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware and Mayor John Watras of Garden City, New York, have both issued proclamations declaring Feb. 12 as Darwin Day. Other proclamations in cities and states throughout the country are planned through Feb. 12.

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