Happy Darwin Day — Remember, it’s not just about Darwin.

Happy Darwin Day!

By which I mean, Remember one of the greatest scientists who ever lived AND all the accomplishments of the thousands of scientists who have come after him and made modern evolutionary biology the great success that it is.

To me, this is not unlike celebrating nation-founding anniversaries (July 4 in the US, July 1 in Canada, etc.). You’re not just celebrating a single act of signing some document, you’re especially celebrating everything that has come since.

So, enjoy Darwin Day. Give the man his due. But remember that Darwin Day isn’t all about Darwin and it isn’t all about the day. (It isn’t just about Darwin Year, either).

Oh, and don’t forget to get some Darwin Year gear.