Darwin Day Message from Susan Kent Heffington Vice President of Arkansas Society of Freethinkers

From: Susan K.
Sent on: Monday, December 5, 2011 12:21 AM

Please join me in donating to Arkansas Darwin Day 2012.

Darwin Day has been a tradition of the Central Arkansas Freethinkers since 2007 when it was celebrated with a small birthday party at a discussion group meeting. In 2008 Arkansas Freethinkers banded together and purchased the documentary Flock of Dodo’s for a presentation in partnership with the anthropology department at UALR.  In 2009 The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers held a 200th birthday celebration complete with a cake, movie and a guest speaker. For the last 2 years we had celebrations with guest speakers from the science department at UALR.

This year the planned celebration is more elaborate than ever before. The planning committee has worked extra hard to obtain co sponsors and a well known speaker. 

Science education in Arkansas is lacking and we can do our part to provide support. Universities in our state are afraid to ask the state legislation for funding for evolution based topics.

In 1960 John F. Kennedy said  “I believe in an America .....where no religious body seeks to impose it’s will directly or indirectly upon the general populace....” This is exactly what has happened in our state discouraging the teaching of evolution. 

In 2009 only 39% of Americans stated they believed Evolution was true. Lets see if we can change that by sponsoring educational events the Natural State.

Visit www.ArkansasDarwinDay.org for more information.



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