On February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin was born.
Along with Alfred Russel Wallace, he formulated the theory of evolution, according to which the struggle for life leads to the survival of the species most fit to their environment.
If you are skeptical about evolution (“it’s just a theory!”) or if you know people who are but you lack the knowledge to refute their erroneous arguments, here is a PDF document to the rescue.
For those who claim that no fossil of intermediate forms have been found, “there are now at least six intermediate fossil stages in the evolution of whales, and in human evolution there are at least a dozen intermediate fossil stages since hominids branched off from the great apes six million years ago.”
The PDF was released by the Skeptics Society.
And if you are not satiated in your Darwin Day celebrations, you can also read what I wrote last year.
Let’s end with a quote:
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”
— Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man