Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ya gotta have...

I was confused at first about the premise of this skybox on the Star Tribune website, with a photo (Daugerreotype?) of Charles Darwin:
Faithful celebrate, defend Darwin

On Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, many Twin Cities believers went to church to support his theory of evolution.
At first glance, I thought the idea was that there was an actual Church of Darwin, and that there was some congregation or communion of people who held faith in a 200-year-old naturalist. Or that even if there wasn't, the Star Tribune was suggesting that those who understand his work to hold truth were somehow holding Faith in him. That premise I rejected, somewhat angrily.

Anyway, Happy Birthday to the following people:
Abraham Lincoln
Charles Darwin
my Aunt Ellen
Michael McDonald
Omar Bradley
Franco Zefferelli
Charles Van Doren
Arlen Specter
Lorne Greene
Joe Don Baker
Judy Blume
Ray Manzarek
Ehud Barak, Raymond Kurzweil, Michael Ironside, Maud Adams, Joanna Kerns, Arsenio Hall, John Michael Higgins, Ed Lover, Josh Brolin, Darren Aronovsky, Ajay Naidu, Christina Ricc... ah, screw it. Happy birthday to everybody.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes! And for some free advertising for the Circumnavigators Club (for those who click on the link). Aunt Ellen