Darwin Day Dinner


To reserve seats for you and your guests, go to www.darwindayct.org, where you can order online with credit card, or print form to mail in with check.

Famed scientist and educator Dr. Steven Novella will be the featured speaker at the illuminating, entertaining, and social 12th Annual Darwin Day Dinner.

The popular event features cocktail hour, dinner, science quiz (with prizes!), and presentation. Dr. Novella will address “Science Denial, Darwin, and Evolutionary Theory”.

Dr. Novella is a clinical neurologist and assistant professor in Neurological Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. His talk will address how evolution impacts issues confronting proponents of science-based thinking, including vaccines, GMOs, and pseudo-medicine.

Banquet tables collaborate and enter a science quiz. No prior training is required to enjoy this social event, with brain teasers and humor. Winners will earn fame, prizes, and accolades -- one more reason the Annual Darwin Day Dinner remains the best science party inside the Oort Cloud!

Novella is widely known as the founder of the New England Skeptical Society and executive editor of the website Science-Based Medicine. He also hosts and produces a weekly podcast called “The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe.”

Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held around Charles Darwin’s February 12th birthday, celebrating the discoveries and life of the man, and expressing gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

The event is open to the public, all are welcome, and everyone will likely go home smarter.

The Darwin Day Dinner is sponsored by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, the Bartlett Arboretum, Earthplace, the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Wilton Quaker Meeting, the Unitarian Church in Westport, the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), and the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department, and others.