Delaware Governor Issues Proclamation in Honor of Darwin Day

It has no legal weight, but Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a proclamation in advance of Darwin Day (on Charles Darwin‘s birthday) recognizing his accomplishments:

Whereas, Charles Darwin is recognized for the development of the Theory of Evolution; and 

Whereas, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is the foundation of modern biology, an essential tool in understanding the development of life on earth; and 

Whereas, the anniversary of Darwin’s birthday is a time to reflect and celebrate the importance of his scientific achievements; and  

Whereas, the State of Delaware is proud of its commitment to scientific research;

Now, Therefore, I, Jac A. Markell, Governor

do hereby declare February 12th, 2015

CHARLES DARWIN DAY

to be “Charles Darwin Day” in the State of Delaware for all of his achievements in the field of science.

Fantastic! And so simple to do — all it took was a simple request.

There’s no reason other governors can’t do the same thing. In fact, if you’d like information on how to make it happen in your state, you can reach out to Serah Blain, who will guide you through the process.

Credit for making this particular proclamation happen goes to Chuck Dyke of the Delaware Atheist Meetup group.

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