If you can look past the monkey and chimp talk, this is fun…
It’s about time!
Happy Darwin Day!
Apologies that this here blog of mine has been less and less utilized by myself as of late. Patrick and I attended CFI-Portland’s Secular Sunday School today, and while the lesson was about Valentine’s Day, I got in a bit about Darwin at the end. Talked to 20 kids or so about Darwin Day, read The Humblebee Hunter (hands down by favorite children’s book about Darwin), and passed out Darwin coloring pages. Next class later this month will be all about evolution!
We then headed to Pioneer Square in downtown Portland to, like we did last year, hand out birthday cake for passersby for Darwin Day! Thanks to CFI-Portland and Humanists of Greater Portland for setting this up. Lots of nice folks and the weather cooperated, so we had a great time. Also, played Evolve or Perish, a fun version of Chutes & Ladders, evolution-style!
More photos from this Darwin Day event here. I’ll leave you with these videos:
Larry Moran posted a flash mob video of Ravel’s “Bolero.” Made me think of this animated version, which shows evolution of life on the planet leading to humanity just ruining it: