Darwin Day in Kenosha, 2016

by Greg Mayer

Jerry should be getting ready to sign books in London about now as part of the lead up to his talk for the British Humanists, but for those not in the UK but in my vicinity, I will be giving a Darwin Day talk tomorrow, February 13, at 2 PM, at the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin. My talk will be “What Darwin Did for Biology”, on what the key puzzles in natural history were, how Darwin solved them with a unified explanation, and how this led to the rise of such modern disciplines as ecology, genetics, and geology, and, somewhat paradoxically, to the divisions among these disciplines. The Darwin Day events at the Museum run 10 AM to 4 PM, although I don’t know what the full schedule is. It’s also an excellent chance to see the “Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx” exhibit. For those who’ve been to past Darwin Days in Kenosha, this year it’s at the main Public Museum, not the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. If you arrive early, I’ll be across the street at Ashling’s having a bloody Mary at noon– stop by and say hello.


  1. Icarus
    Posted February 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Please show professor ceiling cat this propagandist video from christian apologist David Wood’s website promoting the view that ” … all modern historians of science ” claim that there has been no antagonism between religion and science : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y2ICUYwp4E

  2. Hilton
    Posted February 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Please show this risible bit of video propaganda to professor ceiling cat :

    Thanks in advance … : ^ )

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted February 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

      Are you Icarus or are you Hilton?

      You linked the same video twice – got it right the first time, got it wrong the second time (Prof CC gets testy if you imbed videos…)

      And if it’s a message to Prof CC, don’t post it here, you google for his email address and email it to him.

      Yeah I know, WordPress trips us all up occasionally.


      • Hilton
        Posted February 12, 2016 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

        Sorry for the duplicate post. I’ve been having problems with WordPress recently.

        Icarus is a cat that resides with me and is very fond of Professor CC …

  3. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Ummm, is there something unusual about Kenosha that it gets a Darwin Day when almost none of the rest of the world does? It’s only other claim to fame is starring in Joe’s Garage.

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