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Darwin Day resolution introduced in congress (By Congressman Rush Holt of NJ)
The Examiner ^ | 01/23/2013

Posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind

A resolution designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, has been introduced into the United States House of Representatives.

The proposed resolution would be a recognition of Charles Darwin as “a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."

The Darwin Day resolution was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on Jan. 22, 2013. Holt, one of the few members of Congress with a Ph.D. in a scientific field, is the sole sponsor of the bill. After its introduction, the resolution, H. Res. 41, was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

The resolution:

Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, sent out a letter in support of the resolution.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: crevo; crevolist; darwin; darwinday; demagogicparty; evolution; globaloney; globaloneywarming; newjersey; partisanmediashills; rushholt

1 posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:44 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How ‘bout a Doris Day resolution instead ?


2 posted on 01/30/2013 7:44:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

Darwin Day, eh? I’ll celebrate it with all the vigor that I do for Marty Luther King (Junior) Day.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 7:46:39 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We used to have a holiday for Lincoln’s birthday. Charles Darwin was born on the same day. Why not get rid of Presidents’ day?


4 posted on 01/30/2013 7:56:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Demands that the “advancement of science be protected from those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change”

The congressman with the letter (D) next to his name needs to read this:

Euro-Media Concede Global Warming Has Ended…Models Were Wrong…Scientists Are Baffled!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2983694/posts

5 posted on 01/30/2013 7:56:51 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s some choice words from Darwin

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Thus the weak members of civilised societies propagate their kind.

No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man.

It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.

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Wonder why this quote by Darwin’s book “The Descent of Man” isn’t mentioned in the Resolution?


6 posted on 01/30/2013 7:57:40 PM PST by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He proposes some “evolution” resolution and then in the middle throws in some loony toon global warming crap;
“Demands that the “advancement of science be protected from those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change.”

So this guy believes that it is in the interest of “science” to ignore “science”.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 7:59:32 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

It will still be a mail day, but the mailman will be allowed to just throw all the letters into the air and let nature take it from there.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 8:01:53 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; a fool in paradise

If it’s a day for stupid people to off themselves amusingly, then I’m all for it.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 8:06:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

How about “Hold Muh Beer” day, instead?

Thanks SeekAndFind.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 8:08:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise

Well, that’s the least we can all do for all the hapless departed Darwin Award winners!


11 posted on 01/30/2013 8:09:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I loved the story about the zookeeper who gave the constipated elephant an enema! Rush told it years ago... I damned near drove off the road.. I was laughing so hard!


12 posted on 01/30/2013 8:20:44 PM PST by acapesket
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To: SeekAndFind
"Holt, one of the few members of Congress with a Ph.D. in a scientific field"

I'm sorry to say that he was my congress critter for 10 years until redistricting -- confirming everything I suspected about Ph.D.s working outside of their chosen field, he is a clueless doofus.

13 posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:02 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need to get another member of the House to amend the bill to the “Darwin Awards Day” bill and amend the bloviation to indicate the intention to honor those who take their genes out of the shallow polluted end of the gene pool before passing them on.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 8:26:43 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: SeekAndFind
His PhD was only from New York University. BFD.

"Calcium absorption lines and solar activity: a systematic program of observations" -- has a hell of a lot to do with molecular biology or genetics or cladistics, eh?

Wonder where this chap stands on Gore-bull warming?

Cheers!

15 posted on 01/30/2013 8:35:51 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


In God We Trust

16 posted on 01/30/2013 8:36:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SeekAndFind

“provides humanity with a logical and intellectually compelling explanation for the diversity of life on Earth”

????????????????? A dubious assertion. But how about a compelling explanation for the appearance of life.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 8:38:43 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: SeekAndFind

Every time a Democrat or a Liberal GOP opens their trap....its Darwin Day


18 posted on 01/30/2013 8:38:50 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will there be a Bible burning ceremony?


19 posted on 01/30/2013 8:45:17 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How about a “Famous People Burning in Hell” Day?


20 posted on 01/30/2013 8:52:15 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind

See, the resolution is hardly about Darwin. Not when you toss in the bullcrap junk science of global warming - which isto be ‘protected’ from those that don’t drink the kool-aid, and then attacks people who believe in intelligent design.

Sorry, topping the atheist sundae is the fact they link into the American Humanist Association. This is all just a shove it in your face attempt. Hopefully falls flat on their face. It’s all about slamming the Christians. Darwin gave them a phony foundation that undermined millions of peoples’ faith, professors today say their main goals is to destroy the faith of students in their classes, and the Humanist movement has always been aimed at taking Christianity down, never a good word about it, never doing anything without taking a swipe at the Christians.

If they were genuinely serious, they have many, many better people they could have picked to have a scientific day for.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 8:57:21 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My candidate for the Darwin Day Award?
The Republicans who support amnesty, thereby guaranteeing their own demise as a political party.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 9:03:40 PM PST by oldbill
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That I would like!

I love Doris Day and Rock Hudson


23 posted on 01/30/2013 9:09:10 PM PST by funfan
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To: SeekAndFind

We actually pay these loafers for this?


24 posted on 01/30/2013 9:10:36 PM PST by onedoug
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To: funfan; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I love Doris Day and Rock Hudson

They were married, you know. After she became a virgin.

25 posted on 01/30/2013 9:10:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sooth2222

Holt and his cohort phd’ers are clueless doofus’s even within their fields.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 9:21:10 PM PST by Kalam (<: The answer is 42 :>)
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To: SeekAndFind

Darwin Day? Really? How about Marx Day next then? OK? Then Stalin Day, and after that, Hitler Day? Yeah! And let’s not forget the aborted baby day? We’ll just slip it into where Mother’s Day used to be:)


27 posted on 01/30/2013 9:38:33 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: fieldmarshaldj

June 28 Felicia Day


28 posted on 01/31/2013 12:12:50 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe if Darwin was American, at least, but this seems more unnecessary than anything else. Are we going to honor every great scientist from Aristotle on forward?


29 posted on 01/31/2013 3:53:21 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Elsiejay

“how about a compelling explanation for the appearance of life”

Be a good sport. That’s like saying to Edison, “Nice lightbulb, Tommy. Now get off your ass and invent the perpetual motion machine, you lazy bastard!”


30 posted on 01/31/2013 4:00:00 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah yes, Charles Darwin. One of the super-rich. No wonder he wanted the “disfavored races” kept down - and even manufactured a scientific basis to justify it.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 4:16:19 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: funfan

RE: I love Doris Day and Rock Hudson

Speaking of Rock Hudson, did he ever have the urge to propagate his kind?


32 posted on 01/31/2013 6:19:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
When we worship the Cardiff Giant, Piltdown Man, and other imaginary mockeries of skience?

If a new holy day is going to be fabricated, can it at least be set during a time that it doesn't conflict with Mardi Gras? I hate saying "have a happy holiday season".

33 posted on 01/31/2013 8:14:59 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!
Demands that the “advancement of science be protected from those unconcerned with the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change”

Might as well include a resolution to protect all that green cheese on the moon we have called The Moon.

34 posted on 01/31/2013 8:17:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition
There REALLY IS a Darwin Award!


35 posted on 01/31/2013 8:20:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!
Speaking of Rock Hudson, did he ever have the urge to propagate his kind?

Well, he DID try to make a little Rock Pyle.


36 posted on 01/31/2013 8:24:45 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Did Anita O'Day ever sing "Day O" (The Banana Boat Song)?


37 posted on 01/31/2013 8:30:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tublecane

I’d prefer an Einstein day - at least he became a US citizen ehh?

Or better yet how about an Isaac Newton day?

Wonder if anyone else notices other US holidays are in honor of US namesakes at least...


38 posted on 01/31/2013 10:30:39 AM PST by BrandtMichaels
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To: SeekAndFind

“Darwin Day”

The Day God was kicked out of America, and Satan invited in- Man’s word is now infallible, while God’s word becoem fallible (IE: “God wasn’t really serious or literal when He talked abotu creating everythign in just six days- He ‘really meant’ millions of years” ... Thus saith the ‘gods’ who claim to ‘believe in God’ yet who tear His word to shreds-

Here we have a record of the world from someone who WAS there in the beginning, but apparentyl we’re suppsoed to ignore His word and beleive the words of someoen who WAS NOT there in the beginning? All Hail Darwin!


39 posted on 02/05/2013 10:24:00 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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