I just read over on Derek’s blog that today is Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday.  Derek wrote a really great posting about Darwin’s work – as well as the nature of the scientific enterprise.  You should totally read it.

In related news, in honour of the 150th anniversary of On The Origin of Species as well as C.D.’s 200th bday, the Vancouver Evolution Festival is holding a number of events over the next few months so be sure to check those out too.