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Democrats Push For National Holiday Celebrating Evolution

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Democrats in the House are pushing for a federal Charles Darwin holiday to celebrate his theory of evolution.

Democratic Connecticut Rep. [crscore]Jim Himes[/crscore] introduced a resolution Thursday to make Darwin’s birthday, Feb. 12, Charles Darwin day.

“Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, together with the monumental amount of scientific evidence he compiled to support it, provides humanity with a logical and intellectually compelling explanation for the diversity of life on Earth,” the resolution states.

Himes introduced the same resolution in February but it was unsuccessful. The same resolution has been introduced in recent years by former New Jersey Democrat Rep. Rush Holt and California Democrat Rep. Pete Stark.

Charles Darwin’s ground-breaking and world-changing work has left an indelible mark on the way human beings view the world and our relationship with it,” Himes says in a statement. “Through his tireless observations and unique perspective on the world, Darwin made incredible breakthroughs toward revealing the origins of life and the fundamental genetic structures that make up every organism.”

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