Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Charles Robert Darwin
Let’s celebrate the man and his contributions to the field of science. Remember that science doesn’t merely provide a way of expanding knowledge of the world. It doesn’t just provide answers to pressing questions; it changes the conversation itself. Science—and the broader way of thinking that comes with it—trains its adherents and practitioners to relish the very act of questioning for its own sake, of figuring out what’s true and false, of determining what works and what fails.