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Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. In 1859 he published On the Origin of Species, outlining his theory of evolution by natural selection.

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Darwin Day is an annual international celebration of the life and work of Charles Darwin. It is also a time to emphasize the importance of science education in today's modern world, and the impact evolutionary biology has on many aspects of our lives.

Evolutionary theory is the single unifying concept in modern biology. Unfortunately, there are groups working against the teaching of evolutionary biology in our schools, even as the United States continues to lag behind most other developed countries in math and science education.